Natalie Ziegler

Born in New York City and raised near Boston, Natalie did not set out to be a jewelry designer. For many years, Natalie worked in TV news, mostly with CNN in Atlanta and Washington. In 2001, she started Commonwealth Imports to supply US manufacturers and retail jewelers.

"All those beautiful raw materials that we dealt with daily fascinated me," Natalie recalls. "I didn't want to just look at them, I wanted to create jewelry with them that would bring out the beauty of the gemstones." Piece by piece, she began designing her own line of jewelry.

The primary goal for one of Natalie's designs?To be both luxurious and affordable.