Chaya Caron '99

Chaya Caron ’99 began designing jewelry at the age of 16, graduating in 1999 with a BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing. She pursued business education studies at the University of Maine and apprenticed under three goldsmiths. She is the owner of Chaya Studio Jewelry and her collection is inspired by her love of nature, conscious awareness, and Japanese art. Her work is an integrated fusion of metal, enamel and fine gems to create earth-friendly, highly wearable jewelry.

PechaKucha Portland: “A Walk Down Locket Lane” by Chaya Caron ’99 from PK #33 “All Eyes on MECA”. A comprehensive look at the step-by-step process of creating a custom 18-karat gold locket from scratch.

Featured image is by Patrick Scholz ’15.