Rebecca Collins, internationally known jewelry designer, is a native Texan and Phi Beta Kappa SMU graduate who started out as high school teacher. In 1975, Rebecca took a silversmithing class, where she discovered her passion for creating wearable works of art. Before she designed jewelry, she was an artist, and her paintings are now highly collectible.
Rebecca Collins travels the world in search of materials for her jewelry, buying gemstones and antiquities from thousands of sources. Rebecca's designs are each singular and unique: as in nature, no two items are ever exactly alike.
When she started designing jewelry, she discovered her fascination with connections between unrelated objects, which lies at the heart of her distinctive designs. Fans admire her artistic combination of contrasting materials such as faceted aquamarine with fossils, jade with vegetable ivory, or two-thousand year old Roman glass....... her "quirky" combinations create her signature look.
Her favorite artists for inspiration are Gustav Klimt and Henri Matisse.
The back of all of Rebecca's pieces are stamped with spiritual messages in order to create a "talisman", which by definition, is something "imbued with magic by its maker". The most common are the following:
DOMINUS ILLUMINATIO MEA
AD MAIOREM DEI GLORIAM
DIEU VOUS PROTEGE
AMORE OMNIA VINCIT
AB IMO PECTORE
SOLI DEO GLORIA