By incorporating innovative materials with her exceptional design sense, Sarah Graham creates jewelry that is unlike anything else; organic, textural, with a muted palate that is subtly feminine, yet substantial; unique, yet universal in its appeal. The natural inspiration behind the jewelry - whether cast directly from Jacaranda Pods and decayed wood or rendered in wax from a microscopic view of single cell marine organisms - gives her designs a texture and feel that makes them infinitely wearable. But it is the matte black finish of oxidized cobalt chrome juxtaposed with 18k yellow, rose and white gold, set with colored diamonds, that is the most eye-catching element.

Each year Sarah raises funds for Namaste Direct, a non-profit organization that makes micro loans to female entrepreneurs in Central America by holding an all day jewelry demonstration and luncheon for supporters. Sarah's life is her inspiration: the nature that surrounds her, the love and passion she has for her husband and son, the excitement she feels with each new opportunity to perfect her skill and grow her business, the way in which her past gracefully melds with her present.

Sarah's statement-making jewelry is exciting and elegant, with a constant stream of new designs flowing from her studio every year. This, along with Sarah's unique combination of business and retail experience, traveling, a rigorous apprenticeship and her dedication to providing amazing customer service to her clients, ensure many more years of success for Sarah Graham Metalsmithing.

Sarah is currently vice president of the American Jewelry Design Council. She currently resides in San Francisco, California and works with a staff of seven at her Dog Patch neighborhood studio.