Interview with Pauline Salvucci

April 21, 2009 at 11:05 am 1 comment




 This weeks interview is with

Pauline Salvucci of Sirona Jewelry. 



 Jewellery Website/Blog Interview 

 1.  How long have you had a website/blog?

I started a jewelry blog in December of 2008 and deleted it because I felt it had no focus. Then in January, 2009, I thought about dedicating my Sirona Jewelry blog to my Aunt Rhetta because of her influence in my life and love of jewelry

2. How did you get into jewellery making, as a business/hobby and how long have you been doing it?

For years I made and remade jewelry as a hobby, It wasn’t until 2008 that I became serious about designing as friends and others wanted to purchase my designs.

3. Who are your favourite online jewellery designers?

I love the work of Barbara Lee of Gemella Jewelry on Etsy. Barbara is an incredibly talented  jewelry designer. I admire her work trememdously.

4. What is your favourite medium to work with?

I have grown to love the feel of working with real gold in 14k and 18k. In the beginning I found it difficult since I was used to working with 14k gold-filled wire, which I still use. It’s a pleasure to work with gold, it’s got a terrific feel. I also love high quality semi-precious gemstones. Recently I purchased some AAAA rubies which are going to become a necklace for Christmas.

5. Are you self taught or have you studied jewellery making professionally? 

 I am self-taught, although will be taking a metalsmithing course at the Maine College of Art to begin this June.

 6. What has been your favourite creation?

That’s a difficult question because I really like so many of the pieces I’ve made. So to answer the question, it would have to be an 18k gold necklace made with mystic pink topaz, prehnite and tanzanite gemstones. It’s a stunner. 🙂

7. What site do you use for selling your products on?

I have used Etsy in the past and am currently using Ruby Lane. At the end of this month, I’ll have my own website with a shopping cart.

8. What type of jewellery do you make?

Sirona Jewelry has four collections:

The Luxury Collection made with Semi-precious gemstones in 14k/18k gold,

The Fused Dichroic Glass Collection made with semi-precious gemstones and 14k gold-filled, sterling silver or Argentium silver,

The Swarovski Collection made with Swarovski crystals, pearls and 14k gold-filled or stering silver

The Classic Stone Collection which incorporates the use of imperial jasper, chalcedony, pietersite, agate, nakite, chrysocolla, etc. with 14k gold-filled or sterling silver

9. Do you belong to any online jewellery making groups or forums?

Yes, I’m a member of the Jewelry Designer Network and a contributor to Jewelry Design Ideas by Rena Klingenberg.

10. Which is your favourite jewellery making website/blog?

There are so many wonderful choices. My favorite would have to be Jewelry Lessona by Eni Oken & friends at


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  • 1. Pauline Salvucci  |  April 21, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Thanks for the opportunity to talk about my jewelry, Steve! I appreciate your generosity.


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