Meet the Jewelry Designer
Leah is a Denver jewelry designer specializing in handmade, antique-inspired fine jewelry.
You know that one thing that drives you and if you don’t do it you feel like a piece of you is missing? That’s what creating is for me. I’ve always known whichever path I choose in life, design and creation would play a big part. I’m a creator at my very core.
I originally went to school for fine arts and oil painting. It was during this time that I continued to find myself being drawn towards metalsmithing. As I started to learn the basics, I was immediately hooked. There was something about metalwork at such a delicate scale that I just couldn’t resist. Once I graduated, I got a job in a local jewelry studio and was fully immersed in learning the trade. I eventually branched out and started my own business in 2017.
Jewelry designing is my art form and I see each piece as a precious treasure. The best part is being able to release that treasure into the world for others to enjoy.
Leah has her BFA in Painting and has over 8 years experience in the jewelry industry. She has worked under several jewelers in Massachusetts before starting Leah Hollrock Jewelry in 2017.
Leah has also studied stone setting at the renowned New Approach School For Jewelers.
Treasures Handcrafted in Colorado
My jewelry is made entirely by hand in my Colorado studio – from the starting sketch to the finished product. Most of my jewelry is hand-carved from wax and then cast into precious metal. This process, known as lost wax casting, has been used in jewelry making for thousands of years. Learn more about the Lost Wax process.
I pride myself on creating quality fine jewelry for you and your loved ones to cherish for a lifetime. Investing in quality craftmanship means you can enjoy them for a lifetime and then pass them down to the next generation.
Georgian era jewelry is the biggest influence on my designs. The rings that came out of this era are breathtaking, the craftsmanship is inspiring, and the designs have a beautiful balance of gemstones and metalwork. The elaborate embellishments and organic, gold details of this era really inspire me.
My First Love was behind a brush & canvas
Painting has been my passion ever since I can remember. One of my earliest memories, I spent hours painstakingly copying my great grandfather's paintings that hung around our home. I remember just gushing with pride at what my five-year-old self thought was an exact replication. Needless to say, drawing and painting was my first love.
Beyond the Studio
Aside from creating - I love to be outdoors. My husband Dan and I love to go hiking with our two dogs, rock climb and camp. I think rocks and moss are two of the most beautiful things. I'm also captivated by time past and I have a growing collection of antique photographs that bring continuous inspiration.