Michele Benjamin is a 'MADE IN NY' Certified New York-based jewelry designer who began innovating artistic jewelry design in 2013 in Sterling Silver, 18K Gold Vermeil, and 18K Gold Plated Collections. Her "bee" jewelry is in Whitney Museum Shop, New York, and her collections are offered in fine art galleries and boutiques in the U.S., and online nationally and internationally.
Michele’s love of fine art and the natural environment inspire the concept and creation of her artistic life forms, including bees, butterflies, angelfish, hummingbirds, tortoises, dragonflies, starfish, seahorses, and more. All of these forms add beauty and significance to the enrichment of the human experience. Michele equates forms found in nature to the timeless art that she observes in the great museums of the world. Nature-themed designs in the collection contain symbolism that refers to strong, positive, earth origins.
Michele Benjamin earned a BA in Art History from Arizona State University, completed post-graduate studies at Parsons School of Design, and specialized Jewelry Design courses at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), including fabrication techniques, lost wax, and professional jewelry production methods.