About Jean Melvin, victoriaROX Jewellery Designer
a career in public education, both as a teacher and administrator,
Jean was introduced to jewellery design in 2004 by a former art
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.
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,
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.
Jewellery Design also welcomes personal commissions for work. Please contact
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.