Growing up in New York City was an experience that would shape my fashion sense and aesthetic forever. Since I was a child, I have always loved taking cherished objects from the past and making them my own. As my life grew to include a family, art, and travel, I began to channel that energy into designing jewelry – creating pieces that I wanted to wear myself but was unable to find elsewhere.

I launched RJD in 2013 with the goal of creating family heirloom-worthy jewelry that is exceptional, wearable, clean, edgy, and crafted in New York City. Rooted in vintage designs, my pieces tell a story. Whether that story is personal, about the material, or about the design process itself, I think it’s important that objects say something about the person wearing them.