It was during a two-hour layover in a Dallas airport in 2002 that Citrine by the Stones was born. Peruvian born designers Mary, Michelle and Joanne Stone were returning to Miami after a wedding when the fateful discussion occurred.
Michelle had been living in Paris, traveling throughout Europe and had come to the States for a wedding. Her mom, Mary, and sister, Joanne, had been designing and creating jewelry at home for themselves and for friends. During a two-hour layover in a Dallas airport, Mary suggested to start their own jewelry line. Two months later Michelle come back to Miami and the trio got to work creating original, handmade pieces in the kitchen of their Miami home.
It was advantageous for the trio that all came from art and design backgrounds. Joanne studied Fine art at UCLA and l’A Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, in Italy. Michelle received a Design Marketing BBA degree at Parsons/New School NY & Paris and also possessed branding and strategy experience, while Mary is a trained sculptor and photographer. The Stones share an intense passion for jewelry and its power to transform a woman, making her beautiful, sexy, delicate, elegant, or rebellious. All By the Stones pieces are designed at the founders’ vivid Miami studio, a dynamic space that reflects the company’s creative approach.
For the past five years, Citrine’s pieces have graced the pages of style tomes, Vogue, In Style, Marie Claire, Lucky, and WWD, to name a few. In 2004, the Stones were awarded Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion award for top accessory designers.
Inspired by the family's Peruvian roots and their extensive travels around the globe, the designs are fresh, bold and upbeat; perfect for both day and evening.
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