Hi! I’m Abby and I’m super excited to join the Metalmark Fine Jewelry team as LoHi Store Manager. My husband and I recently moved to Denver from Brooklyn, NY, and so far we’re loving every minute of our new lives here.
Finding Metalmark was kismet, as I’ve spent the last 8 years in the jewelry industry. I’ve worked for brands such as Chopard, Alexis Bittar and BaubleBar, to name a few. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to now work with all the amazing designers Metalmark carries. We thought it would be fun to do a little Q&A so I can share more about my love for jewelry with you!
Q&A WITH ABBY SNOW
What does jewelry mean to you?
Jewelry means self-expression. It’s a completely individual way of expressing your personality.
It honestly just sort of happened. I had just moved to New York after college and was looking for my first “big girl” job. Through a temp agency, I was hired as a receptionist at Chopard (a Swiss luxury watch and jewelry company) and after a few months, a sales position opened up.
Why did you decide to venture into the jewelry world?
What is your favorite memory of your first job?
My favorite memories of my first job would definitely be traveling to LA for all the award shows. I had amazing opportunities to work with stylists and celebrities directly by loaning jewelry for the Oscars and Emmys. Sending Cate Blanchett a pair of 33ct opal earrings and then watching her win her Oscar wearing them a few hours later was pretty amazing.
What do you love about working at Metalmark?
Of all the many reasons, I think the top would be our support of local designers. Samantha and Mary do an incredible job curating the store. It’s so cool there are so many talented designers here in Denver that we’re able to represent.
Do you have a favorite designer that Metalmark carries?
I don’t think I could narrow it down to just one! All our designers are so unique in their own ways and bring such different point of views, which is great since there is something here for everyone!
What is your favorite part of custom jewelry?
So many things, but it would definitely be that custom jewelry is completely one-of-a-kind. Clients get to create their own unique piece to wear and treasure forever and I think that’s so special.
Who’s jewelry box would you most like to raid?
This is hard! I would have to say either Elizabeth Taylor (for obvious reasons), or the Olsen twins, as I imagine they have an amazing, eclectic vintage collection.
Who/what is your style inspiration?
I look for style inspiration in a lot of places, whether it’s an actual social media “influencer” with a well-curated brand, a piece of art, a cool color-palette, or a fashion icon of the past.
What is the most meaningful piece of jewelry you own?
Definitely my engagement ring. My sweet husband designed it completely on his own with no input from me whatsoever, and he did an incredible job.
What are you looking forward to in 2018 at Metalmark?
I’m just so excited to be at the store, meet new people, and help customers with all of their jewelry desires!
Follow Abby on Instagram @abby_metalmarkfinejewelry