The Stones that are placed in my jewelry and the Valentina designs I create are the key elements to my success. The beauty of precious stones is secondary to the spiritual meaning and significance to each piece I create. My foundation for jewelry making started with the telephone man who would often give me copper wiring that was flexible enough to mold into various designs. Another element of my creativity was the art of finding interesting stones that I could equate to significant backstories that would match their beauty and colorful brilliance. I took on the philosophy of the Zimbabwe Shona tribe who believe that every stone has a sprit and image associated with it and they just have to unfold the image imbedded in the rock. When I combine my stones with my creative and colorful wires, each creation is it’s own masterpiece and one of a kind.
The healing powers of the stones and inspirational philosophies have made my art a hit because of the beauty and backstory.