Melissa Booth is an innovative artist who works with gemstones and gold to produce distinctive fine jewelry. Using a wide range of materials and techniques she creates intriguing pieces that evoke ideas of art deco architecture, nature and the human figure.

Melissa's intention is to work with the material instinctively creating a new perspective and ever growing appreciation for the material. Each piece is individually crafted in gold using hand tools and old world techniques of forging, piercing, forming and lost wax casting.

Melissa was born in Madison, WI in 1966 and began studying jewelry design and metalsmithing in high school. As a college junior she was recruited by a custom fine jewelry store and soon became one of their most accomplished designers and goldsmiths. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1989 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In 1998, Melissa moved to North Carolina to start her own company and focus on her goal of designing and creating truly beautiful and one of a kind pieces.

Melissa has been a professional jewelry designer and goldsmith for over 28 years. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country in galleries, juried fine art exhibitions and invitational events. She has been featured in numerous publications and her work has won a variety of awards. Melissa is a proud member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths, Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild and Piedmont Craftsmen Guild.

Melissa Designer Jewelry has been a part of historic downtown Hillsborough for over 15 years. Our goal has always been to provide exceptional jewelry, honest sales and unparalleled customer service.

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