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Geri Coenen’s long-held love of jewelry grew during her many years in marketing and brand management at an international retailer, where she was exposed to global jewelry trends and fashion-forward designers, as well as unusual stones, cuts and settings. Later, her tenure at an architectural firm further sparked her creativity and opened her mind to new and intriguing design possibilities.

Seeking an outlet for her creative energy, Geri enrolled in a jewelry-making course at a local university. Her natural talent for the art emerged, and what began as a part-time hobby soon evolved into a deep-rooted passion and, in turn, a thriving regional business. Her fresh, fun, yet sophisticated handcrafted pieces are now available at retail outlets across NC, PA and NY, and nationally through the Sassy Gems by Geri website, SassyGems.com. Geri also specializes in one-of-a-kind custom-made…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 2
  • Joined November 9, 2009

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Working with semiprecious stones and materials in unusual and unique configurations, shapes and colors inspires me, stimulates my imagination and challenges my creativity

About

Geri Coenen’s long-held love of jewelry grew during her many years in marketing and brand management at an international retailer, where she was exposed to global jewelry trends and fashion-forward designers, as well as unusual stones, cuts and settings. Later, her tenure at an architectural firm further sparked her creativity and opened her mind to new and intriguing design possibilities.

Seeking an outlet for her creative energy, Geri enrolled in a jewelry-making course at a local university. Her natural talent for the art emerged, and what began as a part-time hobby soon evolved into a deep-rooted passion and, in turn, a thriving regional business. Her fresh, fun, yet sophisticated handcrafted pieces are now available at retail outlets across NC, PA and NY, and nationally through the Sassy Gems by Geri website, SassyGems.com. Geri also specializes in one-of-a-kind custom-made designs.

Geri resides in Greensboro, NC, with her husband, Gary, and their Chihuahua, Mr. Leo.

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