By first creating pieces only for her close friends and family, Clarissa eventually expanded, designing one of a kind pieces for many other people as demand and enthusiasm for her jewelry grew exponentially. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted in the United States, where Clarissa oversees the production process from start to finish. Every delicate piece is carefully designed to enhance the beauty and self confidence of its owner.
"My source of inspiration is the world's diversity - the ying and yang of our lives. Old and New. Made-by design, and not made-by-design. A unique blend of precious, vintage and humbly beautiful found objects. An ecletic mix of cultures and beliefs exhibiting tolerance for all"
Clarissa is a true Renaissance woman. A photographer, jewelry designer, and avid art collector, she also is well known for her philanthropic and entrepreneurial efforts. Today, she is actively involved in the New York City arts and music community where she serves as Vice Chairman for the Board of Trustees for Carnegie Hall, and a Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art. Clarissa also serves as Co-Chair of the Latin American Committee at the Guggenheim Museum. In addition, she serves as Member of Modern & Contemporary at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Clarissa is originally from Venezuela. She has spent time living in London, Paris, California and New York City, where she now resides with her husband and four children.