Born and raised in Tennessee, Jal moved to NYC in 2009 to begin her path towards goldsmithing. With degrees in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing, as well as in Production Management, practicality is as important as aesthetic. Working as a full time jeweler, she is and always has been a glutton for information, forever in search of new techniques to soak up and apply. She lives with her husband and cat in Bedstuy, Brooklyn.