Kelly Charveaux's fascination with gems and precious metal began at an early age. She was born in Faith, South Dakota, near the famous mineral rich Black Hills region and adjoining Sioux Indian lands. Her early collection of rocks and arrowheads evolved into a lifelong love of gems and jewelry. She moved to Arizona in her early teens and immediately started collecting turquoise. While working for a jewelry manufacturer, she left college to study at the Gemological Institute of America. She furthered her education at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. She has also taken workshops in different jewelry making techniques with Jesse Monongya, award winning Native American inlay artist. She has also done live demonstrations at the Museum of the West and a speaking presentation on jewelry design at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California. In September, 2018, Kelly took 1st place in Art To Wear jewelry at the Western Design Conference in Jackson, Wyoming.
Inspired by virtually any surroundings, her jewelry is usually created in the "moment". "I didn't choose jewelry design as a profession, it chose me. Design is everywhere" she states. Kelly's unique designs along with an obsessive attention to quality and detail have led to feature highlights in Bead & Button Magazine, Oprah's O Magazine and Ornament Magazine. Whether from an exotic travel, music concert or just a nature walk, she always returns fully charged and inspired for the next creation.
Regionally headquartered in Fountain Hills, Arizona and serving the global online jewelry community, Charveaux was founded on over 30 years of jewelry design. You can also find her work at the Crosby Collection in Park City, Utah and at the Manitou Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. You can also meet her at the upcoming Hidden In The Hills artist tour and the AZ Fine Art Expo.
Founder and jewelry designer, Kelly Charveaux is dedicated to providing her clients with the latest, most cutting edge silver jewelry available. Her bold styles are sure to please and with exquisite inlay in every piece, her designs will become the focal point of your jewelry wardrobe.
Kelly offers customers a higher level of service and support they just won’t find anywhere else and her commitment to customer satisfaction shows in everything she does and every piece she makes. Shop her wide selection of beautifully crafted silver inlayed jewelry today and see why she is known for her quality, service and her beautiful cutting edge designs.