Sherri’s interest in vintage costume jewelry started early on while growing up in California’s Napa Valley.The glitz and glamour of old Hollywood films fascinated her as a child, and once she reached her teens she began searching for unusual pieces of jewelry with style and presence, reminding her of the elegant movie stars of that era. Upon completion of her degree in fine art at the University of California, Davis, Sherri traveled to Italy where she fell in love with the history, the art and the beauty of the landscape.The Italian flair coupled with a “gioia di vivere” led her to establish her home and subsequently a business in Florence.Her childhood hobby was turning into her career.For the next 18 years, Sherri led a very profitable import/export fashion jewelry business between North America and Italy.Soon she was selling American costume jewelry to some of Italy’s trendiest boutiques. Today, Sherri’s passion has evolved into the creation of her own jewelry line.She spends part of the year at her home in Tuscany designing her collection and working closely with some of Florence’s finest artisans. It only seems natural that Hollywood would soon call. Los Angeles became her new West Coast base in order to be nearer to her growing clientele of celebrity stylists, costume and fashion designers. Among those seen wearing Sherri's designs are Kim Kardashian, Cindy Lauper, Nelly Furtado, Jennifer Hudson, Tyra Banks, Nicki Minaj, Mary Kate Olsen and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
The culmination of her background in art and fashion enable her to create exquisite vintage inspired pieces with the glitz and glamour she has always adored.Sherri’s visions are turned into opulent realities, creating unique and one of a kind pieces with vintage stones and findings.Her designs, signed SLJ – Italy, reflect the allure of the past, while making a bold new look for today’s fashionista.