Born & raised in Queens NY, Roberta Chiarella began her design training at an early age beside the drawing table of her father Joseph Chiarella; a successful advertising art director & illustrator. Roberta graduated with a degree in graphic design & communications from Parson's School of Design in New York City. Roberta's early career as an art director, producer & package designer, at Clinique Laboratories was broadened in L'Oreal's Designer Fragrance Division, overseeing the Ralph Lauren, Paloma Picasso and Giorgio Armani brands.
Later on as Vice President of Creative for The House Yves Saint Laurent Beaute, she directed Public Relations, Special Events, In Store Design & Advertising.
Roberta's transition from creative director to jewelry designer was completed when her earliest work was honored in a group exhibition at The American Craft Museum.
A longtime resident of New York's Upper East Side, where she lives with her husband Brian Philpott and her pups - Bella and Boomer.
About the jewels
The couture jewelry collection is designed & handmade in New York City- each design is a limited edition and most are made to order.
The jewelry is designed to last- i want you to wear my pieces for years, even decades, to come.
Beautifully made using glass, semi precious stones, freshwater pearls and Swarovski® crystals sourced from all over the world-everything is purchased directly by me for you.