My work is inspired by mother nature - to take her creations of precious metals and gemstones, then tweaking them into functional and sentimental jewels for my clients.
Cindy Johnson, former Kinnear d'Esterre goldsmith of six years, has received a Fine Arts diploma from St Lawrence College and graduated from Georgian College's Jewellery/Metal Technology with honours. She has also gone on to study Advanced Gem Setting at the Gemological Institute of America. With twelve years experience in designing and fabricating jewellery Cindy's new store, Renaissance Fine Jewellery, will offer expert services in jewellery repair, restoration and custom design.
Cindy also plans to keep Kinnear d'Esterre's twenty-six year Christmas tradition alive by annually releasing a fine pewter ornament. In the near future she hopes to hold one day clinics in which she will generate modern custom designs using the gemstones from client's existing jewellery.