The journey began long ago for Mindy Grutman Jewelry. In her 20's Mindy traveled the world and sailed from Maine to Barbados and across the world to Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. From Sag Harbor to Nantucket, Lyford Cay, Martha's Vineyard and everywhere in between. She was fascinated by the beauty and color of the sea and the natural gems of each place she visited. As a Rhode Islander, she spent much time in the classic architecture of Newport and attended many soirees which further instilled a sense of timeless fashion and glamour. She is a retired equities trader and health care professional which were always second to her love of the sea, traveling and creative arts. She works in multiple mediums but loves and specializes in jewelry that is hand made with rare and beautiful semi precious stones.
She began designing and creating semi precious jewelry in 1995 and has been creating stunning jewelry since then when the demand for her pieces by individuals was such that she decided to make the collections available to the public.
The pieces reflect the classic elegance and beauty of old world glamour infused with the freshness of the sea with each piece designed to be as individual and stunning as every woman is meant to be.
Mindy has a passionate interest and is active in world wide conservation and the ethical treatment of all humans and animals.
She is a supporter of The American Humane Society, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, WWF, The Nature Conservancy, Big Cat Initiative, Humane Society Internatinal, South Florida Equine Rescue & PETA to name just a few.
She and her husband divide their time between their homes in Newport, RI; Vero Beach, Fl and home and antique & sculpture gallery in Rhinebeck, NY. In addition to jewelry for wear, there is also a collection of jewelry for the home.
" the world is inhabited by friends we have not yet met" xo mindy grutman