After an extensive career as a successful corporate finance attorney with a major international law firm, Catherine Marion decided to pursue her passion for jewelry and design. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she received a degree in Jewelry Design in 2007. At the start of her career, Catherine worked with renowned designer Sharyn Wolf, whose original ethnic-inspired jewelry became an early inspiration. A later move to to Azul Partners, a wholesale jewelry company that sells high-end bridal collections, gave Catherine even more insight into the business end of the industry.