While partial to labradorite, Amy also finds inspiration from pure rubies and Peruvian opals, her signature stone. “When I was little, my parents bought me a rock tumbler to polish the stones I collected during our trips to Aspen,” says Amy, who grew up in Los Angeles and lives there today.
Once Amy finished designing this tourmaline ring (left), she put it on her middle finger and never took it off. “It was one of the first pieces I made,” she says. “I designed the rest of the line around it.” It’s only after Amy does five or six rounds of sketches that she considers a piece to be complete. “I add color, and then I add stones, and then I do another revision,” she says. “It’s a process.”