My name is Ilze. I was born and raised in South Africa. I received my degree in Jewelry Design and Manufacturing in 2007 from The Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
In 2005/06 I was announced the overall winner of the largest jewelry design competition in the world, AUditions by AngloGold Ashaniti. In the same year I was nominated as a Young Design Achiever and received recognition from the South African Buro of Standards.
In 2008 I decided to move to the United States of America. I made St. Petersburg, Florida my new home. I have not looked back since. From here I will grow and develop my talents even further.
My goal is to enrich the lives of people wearing my jewelry. The biggest satisfaction of creating beautiful and unique pieces are the smiles and happiness on the faces of my clients when they see the artwork for the first time.
I hope that this will keep inspiring me for the rest of my life.
Interested in buying some of my items? Please visit my shop.