BE MINDFUL OF THE THINGS THAT NAG,
FOR THESE ARE THE THINGS OF DESTINY
Judith Bright was born and
raised in Washington, D.C. She attended
Vanderbilt University in Nashville,
Tennessee where she met her husband Will.
The pair moved out to Los Angeles together
where they lived for 16 years in the
Hollywood Hills. While in LA, Judith worked
for music legend Quincy Jones for 12 years
serving as the President of his music
publishing company. She describes him as
one of the most wonderful human
beings on the earth and simply the best boss
a girl could ever have.
She loved her job
but felt conflicted as she tried to juggle a
busy career and raising her three boys.
When her third child was born, she decided
to retire and become a full-time mother.
In her spare time, she
started taking jewelry-making classes at
Barnsdall Art Center in Los Angeles.
positive response to her designs gave her the
motivation to start a home-based business. She
began by creating custom jewelry out of silver and
beading with semi-precious beads and sold them to
friends and neighbors.
passion for jewelry goes back to her earliest
memories of childhood where she would play for hours
in her mother's jewelry box which was filled with
both real and costume jewelry.
I would pull out
each piece and lay them out all over her bed. I'd
try everything on and would try different
combinations. She was very patient with me because
I wanted to look at it a lot!
always been fascinated by how people adorn
themselves. Jewelry is the ultimate expression of
individuality. It's such a unique and expressive
Judith realized that designing jewelry was what she
wanted to pursue when her children became school
age. She studied the Italian jewelry designers and
decided that she wanted to study jewelry-making in
Italy. Her whole family moved to Florence, Italy
where they lived for a year while Judith studied
privately with teachers from the prestigious Le Arti
Orafe School of Jewelry. She described her time
studying there as
one of best the periods in my
life. I felt more comfortable in my own skin than
ever before. It was like the glass slipper finally
fit! I think it came with embracing a life-long
dream and being in the right place in your life to
make it happen. Sometimes you have to wait quite a
while but in my case it was definitely worth it!
After returning from Italy, she and her family
relocated to Nashville, Tennessee to be near
family. Her youngest child is now in school
fulltime. Says Judith,
I have thought a lot about
what i've wanted to do in what I consider
of my life and that time is now.
Having an online store is a dream come true, and I
am excited about reaching new customers. My jewelry
lines include Silver+Rocks and Gold+Rocks, which are
fashioned from sterling silver and gold-filled
chains and elements that link semi-precious stones
in various combinations. i've also added a line
entitled RockLess featuring polished and
hand-hammered gold, silver & mixed metal pieces. I
use the finest materials available and handpick each
stone used in my designs. My passion is making
quality jewelry available for women that they will
love and enjoy wearing everyday.
Judith's designs have been featured
in the TV Shows: "Gossip Girl", "Samantha Who?",
"America's Next Top Model" "What Not To Wear" &
"Happy Hour". She has been profiled in The Wall
Street Journal, Accessories Magazine, YRB Magazine,
InStore Magazine, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine,
NFocus and Jewelry In Fashion Trends.
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