Melanie Rene' is a custom jewelry designer with over 20 years experience in the jewelry industry. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing from the University of Kansas in 1988 and then went on to work for an international award winning silversmith in the Kansas City area. Melanie also began showing her work at local and national art shows receiving Best of Show and Achievement Awards for her unique designs. In 2004 she won the coveted AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) "Spectrum Award" for her "Stand Up Eternity Ring". Melanie's work has been published in the Jewelers Circular Keystone and The National Jeweler magazines as an upcoming jewelry designer.