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About Jean Melvin, victoriaROX Jewellery Designer

Jean Melvin in VictoriaRox studioAfter a career in public education, both as a teacher and administrator, Jean was introduced to jewellery design in 2004 by a former art student.

With a background in the arts beginning in childhood and continuing throughout her career, Jean's work reflects a variety of influences and life experiences.

Professional training in painting, pottery, etching, silk screen, print making and textile design have influenced Jean's designs. Extensive travel around the world, including living in Australia for a year, and kayaking in the Gulf Islands of BC, have also enriched Jean's approach to her jewellery designs.

About the product

Jean works with semi-precious stones and other natural materials in creating one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces. Knowing that clients like to know where their jewellery comes from, Jean has a small studio in her heritage home in the Rockland area of Victoria, British Columbia, and a small lakeside studio in the family summer cottage on Kootenay Lake at Nelson, BC.

Wherever possible, raw materials are sourced from small Fair Trade or worker-run cooperatives. This enables and supports artisans in developing countries to receive a fair wage for their work. As orders from these cooperatives tend to be small, there is a chance that clasps, findings or stone cuts may not be exactly as shown on the website. When this occurs, victoriaROX will substitute with materials that are of similar quality and appearance and notify the customer that this has been done.

How to contact victoriaROX

If you are interested in a particular piece or design on this site, please use the contact form and specify the product number.

victoriaROX Jewellery Design also welcomes personal commissions for work. Please contact Jean if you wish to discuss commissioning a new piece of jewellery or reworking an existing piece of your own. Retailers are welcome to contact Jean for wholesale prices.

 

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