Meet Catherine Weitzman
One of the best parts of Catherine Weitzman’s work is being able to travel the world. Crafting jewelry allowed this native New Yorker to travel to Italy, where she studied metalsmithing. She also apprenticed with traditional artisans in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, India, Nepal, New Zealand, Micronesia, Japan, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, Morocco, and Egypt.
Her travels influence her jewelry designs, and her current residence—Hawaii—plays a major role in where she finds inspiration for her jewelry collections. “Each piece of my signature line of handmade jewelry expresses the beauty of the natural world,” she says. “The ecology of the five elements—earth, air, fire, water, and space—provides a limitless source of inspiration. Much of our current work consists of precious metals cast directly from objects that we find in nature, like branches, shells, leaves, and flowers.”
She works closely with her husband, Scott Diamond. He is also a jewelry designer, and he designs for the Catherine Weitzman Jewelry collection. While home is in Hawaii, they also spend time in New York. (It’s a hard place to leave behind.)
Catherine and Scott work with recycled sterling silver and 18 carat gold vermeil. All of her jewelry comes in gift boxes with an anti-tarnish storage pouch and a care card to explain the best way to keep your jewelry looking new and fresh. Click to read Catherine's jewelry care tips.