Melinda's passion for jewelry design begin at the young age of 10, when she began to redesign her mother's jewelry. Over the years, she developed her unique designs. In 2005, she launched her exciting Spring Collection. With her intricate and innovative pieces, the young designer quickly made a name for herself. Now Melinda Maria Jewelry is found in the hottest stores in Los Angeles, including Fred Segal, Lisa Kline, Ron herman, and Belle Gray.
22k Gold Five Etched Leaf Necklace
22k Gold Vermeil Five Etched Leaf Necklace.
Melinda also adorns some of Hollywood's hottest celebrities: Eva Longoria, Katherine Heigl, Hayden Panettiere, Pink, Hillary Duff, Jessica Alba, and Uma Thurman have all worn her original pieces, on the red carpet and in television shows such as Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives. Melinda's Collections have also been featured in E!, Us Weekly, Daily Candy, InStyle, and O, Oprah's magazine to name a few.
22k Gold Mighty Goddess Double Disc Necklace
22K Vermeil hammered double disc necklace.
Each disc: 3/4" in height and 9/32" in width
33 1/4" in length and 5/8" in width
Melinda also devotes her time and talents to charity endeavors. She's involved in several African charities including The Name Campaign, which benefits the children in war-torn Uganda. She designed gold, platinum, and silver nameplate necklaces to raise money and awareness for the cause, and they were featured in several magazines and on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Gold Vermeil & Black Onyx Hammered Necklace
22k Gold Vermeil X hammered pendant with four Black Onyx stones on a 26" necklace.
Pendant: 2 1/8" in height and 1 7/16" in width.
Melinda works with only the highest quality stones and stone-cutters, and her pieces are delicately handcrafted by the finest of jewelers, so each piece is guaranteed to be unique and exquisite.
Working from her Santa Monica studio, Melinda attributes the ocean breeze and a peaceful work environment to helping her inspiration flow, as she creates exciting new designs for her upcoming collections.