Hi, I'm Chris Messina, the designer and creator behind Silver Garden Designs.
Jewelry is the perfect way to express your style or mood, tie an outfit or look together, or carry a piece of art or history with you. For thousands of years, jewelry has been a hallmark of cultural, spiritual, or artistic traditions.
Define your style, make a statement, and bring a timeless piece of nature wherever you go.
Silver Garden Designs: Timeless Connections with Nature
All Silver Garden Designs sterling pieces are designed and individually handcrafted from my New England studio. My silver jewelry affinity began when I was just 18 years old, after receiving an antique Danish Inuit cuff from my grandfather that my grandmother always wore. I haven't taken the bracelet off in 42 years. I've manifested my creative side and love for jewelry into an apprenticeship under a 44-year juried artisan/silversmith and now a small business enterprise. In addition to my precious bracelet, my grandparents' love of travel, meeting locals, and continually learning about our world has been instilled in me.
My designs are inspired by the diverse natural beauty and cultures I have experienced through my travels to five continents and 47 countries. Many of my pieces reflect the connection I’ve made by sitting and speaking with local artisans; watching them transform silver and other metals into exquisite works of art; and gaining an understanding of silversmithing traditions passed from one generation to next. Each piece is designed and handcrafted using traditional metalsmithing techniques enriched by stunning gemstones and textures to bring movement and dimension. I want to inspire women to complement their style with a handcrafted piece that is as unique as they are.
As a proud female-owned business, I believe in empowering other women to express themselves through jewelry. My pieces are perfect for a casual outfit or an elegant night out.
Shop my one-of-a-kind, handmade collections, or contact me to bring your imagination to life through a custom piece.