Inspired by her culturally bold environment and her fashion background, Melissa fell in love with jewelry design. Working with an array of precious and semi-precious gemstones, she uses 18K gold to create pieces that are elegant and wearable. Other sources of inspiration include the patterns and shapes of both natural and man-made objects, Jewelry and art of past eras, and the beauty of the individual gemstones she carefully selects by hand....
“Most of my designs are inspired by the gemstones themselves- gems like opals, sapphires, and tourmalines begin a story that I get to complete.”
Growing up in vibrant South Texas, Melissa Spalten, designer of M. Spalten fine jewelry found her passion for the arts at an early age. Sculptures, paintings and beaded jewelry were an everyday activity throughout her childhood. Melissa designs for the modern day sophisticated woman and is currently obtaining her graduate gemology diploma from GIA.