Meet the Designer
Seattle based jewelry designer Shirlee Grund launched her Signature Line and the Lichen and Lychee jewelry collection in 2010, with the intent to provide a timeless and ethical alternative to traditional and mass produced jewelry. Something a little more personal. Special. Lux yet still attainable. Shirlee Grund Jewelry offers beautifully crafted wedding and everyday jewelry that is thoughtfully designed to be modern, balanced and wearable. Pieces you will feel comfortable and confident wearing - that can transition well from season to season and become wardrobe staples - like your favorite jeans or coziest sweater. Signature styles include one of a kind raw and rose cut diamonds, two tone gold, and mixed metals.
“I think a lot about the future of the piece once it leaves my hands.” says Shirlee. “One of the most valuable and unique aspects of handmade jewelry is that it’s able to connect to and represent an important moment in the wearer's life." The most fulfilling part of Shirlee’s process is knowing that her creations will gain meaning beyond their material value and become future heirlooms. "Jewelry has the unique power to create a bond between people and their memories. As a jewelry designer, this is deeply rewarding.”
Shirlee is a professionally trained jeweler with a BFA in fine arts from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, and further gem setting certification through the New Approach School in TN. She has been included in several publications and is an award winning jewelry designer.
When not making jewelry, She enjoys the exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, yoga, dance, travel, white water rafting, cooking Japanese and Mexican food, and time spent with friends, family, and her sweet cat, Rue.