Owner Kari Johnson Smith discovered her passion for beautiful jewelry over 20 years ago. She has earned a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) degree through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). The requirements of a G.G. degree include diamond identification and grading, color gem identification and grading, and pearl grading. Kari is also a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Economics. Kari loves working with clients to find or create the perfect piece of jewelry for all of life’s special days. She spends her days off with her husband, Steve and two kiddos on adventures near and far.