I've owned and designed jewelry for my brand, Laura Elizabeth for over 15 years. I started when I was in graduate school and was a nanny for a very creative 5 year-old girl who wanted to take a jewelry making class. The three pillars of Laura Elizabeth are conscious, compassion and confident. All LEJ is made in the US, therefore the quality is impeccable. You can swim, sweat and shower in LEJ. I am a hippie at heart and inspired by nature. Many of my designs are casts from real pieces of nature (i.e. starfish, branch, leaf).