Gemologist Jeweler Nashville

 

Are you wondering if I’m educated enough to be your jeweler of choice?

I’m a second generation jeweler, but not only be one parent, by both. I’ve grown up in the jewelry industry and have given it everything I have for over 20 years. I’d like to think all of my work experience with gems and metals would be enough, but I’m a lifelong learner and the below list of credentials shows this well:

Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America – Carlsbad, California 1999

Gemstone Carving Practical, Master Carver Hans Ulrich Pauly – Idar-Oberstein, Germany 2001

Associate of Arts (Fine Art, Art History & Accounting) University of West Florida – Pensacola, Florida 2004

Graduate Jeweler, Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts – San Francisco, California 2005

Certified Senior Bench Jeweler, Jewelers of America 2005

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Belmont University – Nashville, Tennessee 2011

Stone Setting Comprehensive, New Approach School for Jewelers – Nashville, Tennessee 2014

Rendering with Remy Rotenier, New Approach School for Jewelers – Nashville, Tennessee 2014

That’s all great, right, but wonder if I’m experienced enough?

It’s one thing to know how to identify gems and another to make jewelry

and quite another to bring those skills together with a creative and logical mind

to design FUNctional jewelry. But that’s what I strive to do. I’m always learning and trying to implement to the best of my abilities.

 


If you want to know more about The Heart Department, go here, or check out my portfolio here.

Carved Beryl Seahorse by Mariel Heart gems and carving

Carved Beryl Seahorse by Mariel Heart

gemstone renderings by Mariel Heart germs and drawn with watercolor pencils on paper

gemstone renderings by Mariel Heart

gemstone monster sketch by Mariel Heart gems and creatures

gemstone monster brooch sketch by Mariel Heart

jewellery making hands by Mariel Heart

jewellery making hands by Mariel Heart

completed custom designs by Mariel Heart gems and platinum metals

completed custom designs by Mariel Heart

Silver Bracelets by The Heart Department

Silver Wave Cuff Bracelets handmade by Mariel Heart of The Heart Department

Splendor Earrings by The Heart Department gems and gold

Splendor Earrings from the Anatomy of a Shell Collection handmade by Mariel Heart of The Heart Department

Gemologist Jeweler Nashville
I am a Gemologist with an on-site diploma from GIA in Carlsbad, CA and have been the Treasurer of the Middle Tennessee GIA Alumni for 2 years running. I am a Jeweler, active in the jewelry community of Nashville, TN, the United States, Canada and abroad, attending classes for myself as well as cheering on others.