BIOGRAPHY

Ruth Avra has been creating jewelry for over 20 years. She began when she was barely 10 years old selling her beaded jewelry everywhere from the beach on vacation to her parents’ dinner parties. As she grew up, so did her passion for jewelry. In 2001, she received a degree in Art Jewelry at the University of Wisconsin Madison where she learned traditional jewelry-making under mentor and celebrated artist, Eleanor Moty. After studying in Italy at the famed Art Studio Fuji, Ruth worked with several different designers in New York before moving to South Florida to launch her own company.

Drawing inspiration from nature, Ruth’s pieces combine traditional metal-working techniques with an obvious talent and passion for metalwork. Every piece of jewelry – including its components - is always made by Ruth Avra herself, allowing for perfectly handmade work with the utmost quality and attention to detail. Ruth explains, “My heart and soul goes into each piece, I love what I do and it shows in my work”. Ruth loves to make sure her work is different and special; she incorporates exotic materials such as stingray and even handmade paintings as the backdrop for her unique designs.

The "Keepsake Collection" is Ruth Avra's newest collection of customized jewelry! It began in 2012 with the birth of Ruth's first child, a son named Calder. This transition into motherhood brought more joy to her life than she ever imagined and Ruth could not help but spread the love! She was inspired to make necklaces for moms with their baby's umbilical cord stump (the part that falls out of their belly button 7-10 days after birth). With the birth of her second child - a daughter, Avalon, in 2014 - it evolved into so much more. Now a full collection; jewelry with hair from their first haircut, breast milk jewelry, first tooth jewelry and many more options available. Have a very special one of a kind piece of jewelry made to celebrate your child and always keep a part of them close to your heart. Please contact Ruth Avra for more information.

The “a la AVRA” collection is a line of production jewelry that is perfect for everyday wear. Mostly sterling silver and some gold, these pieces are always handcrafted in Ruth Avra's South Florida studio making fantastic art jewelry surprisingly affordable. Visit www.alaAvra.com for more information.

The Ruth Avra Signature Collection is made up of original pieces of wearable art which are usually larger in scale and not limited to the confines of jewelry. This one-of-a-kind and very limited collection best showcases Ruth’s talent and creativity, ranging from purses to belt buckles to diamonds in an array of creative and beautiful materials. Visit www.ruthavra.com for more information.

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