Mary Green has been dreaming about jewelry most of if not all of her life. She gets her jewelry inspiration from her mother. She remembers her mother’s jewels when she was growing up. Mary’s first piece of jewelry was a baby signet ring. She remembers the small gold ring engraved with an M and she still remembers the heart ache when she lost it at the roller skating rink.
Later she made the same jewelry kids make when they were growing up. Friendship bracelets, cardboard earrings and pieces with beads. At the same time though she was wearing gold gemstone pieces and mixing those with real silver pieces. Mary used to ask her parents and grandmother for a piece of jewelry for every Christmas holiday and birthday. She felt that it marked that holiday and she always remembered who gave her what for each special occasion.
Today, Mary still feels the same way. She believes jewelry marks life’s special occasions. That piece creates a special memory and marks that moment in time.
Mary is not a trained artist. She feels she is a creator and designer. Her designs are drawn from inspiration that she gets from gemstones, metals and colors. Her passion comes from seeing others wear something she designed. She admits that she almost gets more excitement from delivering a new piece to her customer than her customer when they open that new little box!
Pieces made at GOLD by Green are made with intention and meaning. Stones have meaning and healing properties. Mary has experienced a lot of pain through a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and lower back issues and surgery. She uses her jewels – both personal collection and created by her for her collections – to help her through her daily journeys. Why not? If you are having a bad day physically or emotionally why not take all the extra help you can get? What can it hurt? These are the reasons she is drawn to both moonstone and labradorite and uses those in many of her designs. Her birthstone is amethyst and she has always loved the royal purple and lavender color of the stone. She also incorporates it into many designs along with green amethyst. Again, she believes in jewelry with meaning.
Mary likes to travel and enjoy the different views the ocean and waterways have to offer around the world. Growing up at the beach and being a Pisces she has come to realize she always has to be close to the water. She spent a few years on the coasts of northern and southern California before moving back home to the east coast. One of her favorite things to do is listen to live music. When you wear GOLD by Green she wants you to feel like you’re sitting on the beach listening to your favorite band play you a private concert. A feeling she describes as pure gratitude.
Mary also loves a little sparkle, a glass of rose, bubbles or a dirty martini. Her three fur kids make the GOLD by Green creative team. They do quality control and design. They aren’t cheap labor but they are really good at what they do.