About Valerie Madison
Hi! I'm Valerie and I'm so happy you've found my work.I have spent most of my life in Seattle, WA. I am a Black Latina woman in the fine jewelry industry. It's not something you'll see every day and I am very proud to be changing the scene. I earned my degree in Environmental Science & Resource Management from the University of Washington before discovering my love of jewelry design and have found ways of applying environmental responsibility on this new path. The Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry studio is in a beautifully renovated, century-old, charming building with high ceilings, exposed beams, and is crawling with creeping green vines.
I design simple, minimalist, and elegant fine jewelry inspired by classic designs and new ideals. Since jewelry is a reflection of our individual style and can serve as markers of our personal journeys, I design each piece with style, quality, and durability in mind. Many of my customers hear about my jewelry collections through word of mouth for the quality and attention to detail my team puts into our pieces and the friendly customer service that we aim to provide.
- We use 100% recycled metals whenever possible.
- We use conflict-free diamonds sourced in compliance with the United Nations (UN) and the Kimberly Process certification scheme. We also use Canadian diamonds (mined to the highest environmental standards in the world) and recycled diamonds whenever possible.
"The very purpose and nature of jewels is one and the same: to transfix and reflect. Just like their glittering surfaces, jewels have one, and only one, real power: They reflect our desires back to us and show us who we are."
- From the book Stoned by Aja Raden