About the Artist
Valerie Naifeh is obsessed with beautiful gemstones but not as much as her clients are. This Tulsa, Oklahoma native perfected her jewelry "chops" from the start of her company in 1993 to her current day national and international acclaim. Valerie was voted Color Stone Magazine;s Designer of the Year for 2006 and she's the only Oklahoma jewelry artist to be awarded the DeBeers Diamonds Today award, not once - but twice, and to place in the Japanese International Pearl Competition. Known for her discerning eye and skilled hand, this effervescent designing diva selects gemstones for her custom jewelry pieces and carefully orchestrates their meticulous completion for her clients and friends. And, when you're a client, you'll soon become a friend. And vice versa!
Clients who own Valerie Naifeh's jewelry or commission a custom piece receive an original work of art designed to enhance their appearance and express their unique understanding of beauty. That is why Valerie asks, "Why buy a piece of jewelry when you can own a work of art?"
Valerie has twice won the national DeBeers Diamonds Today Award; in 1990 and 1994, respectively. Valerie also placed in the Japanese International Pearl competition in 1993. The real awards, though, are the smiles and hugs of her clients when they receive a piece of her custom designed fine jewelry. Seriously, see for yourself. Put this award winner to work designing something noteworthy for you!