Jewelry designer Gina Nigrelli lives in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, with her husband Brian, so it's no surprise that her bling reflects the blue waters and lush landscapes surrounding her. The laid-back lifestyle in the Caribbean allows Jules Smith Designs to maintain a realistic approach to fashion.
But her current habitat isn't the only source of inspiration for Gina. She also draws from the following experiences: once living in Southern Africa, her career launch in Las Vegas, her degree in Fashion Design and acting as Director of Marketing and Events for a national online shopping destination. After relocating to the Virgin Islands in 2005, Gina followed her lifelong dream of pursuing a creative venture.
Her jewelry, made only of precious metals and semi-precious gemstones, ranges from $95 for a simple ring to $465 for earrings. Go here for retailers.
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