[tps_header]Zoë Chicco is the trained goldsmith and designer behind her sensational Los Angeles-based jewelry line — a downright dreamy mix of delicate, yet statement-making pieces. Her artful abode is a shining testament to her elevated eye for creative design and detail. Every nook and cranny is just as clean, polished and visually intriguing as her jewelry — read on to see all of the gorgeousness for yourself!
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When and how did you get started in the jewelry business? If you include the earliest jewelry that I made for my mother (which she still has!), I started around age five. But my formal beginning started with an art teacher in high school who took me under her wing and introduced me to metalsmithing. I fell in love with it, so in college I majored in Studio Art with a metalsmithing concentration. I graduated with the intent to make jewelry as a living. I didn’t realize at the time how challenging it would be, but I was lucky enough to come from a family that always encouraged me to follow my dreams and do what I was passionate about. So I never even entertained another option. After school I worked for a couple of different designers as a bench jeweler and really fine-tuned my technical skills, all the while designing my own pieces on the side. When I felt ready, I started my own collection in 2000.
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