Dallas native, Gresham Meek, graduated from The University of Mississippi where she earned a Liberal Arts degree focusing on Studio Art, Art History, English and Italian Language. By combining these areas of study she wrote her senior thesis for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College titled: “Technical and Stylistic Changes in Jewelry from the Time of Theophilus to the Time of Cellini.” Her thesis compared particular patterns and stylistic changes in jewelry from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Her love for ancient art and jewelry provides direct inspiration for her own jewelry designs.
Like most young girls, Gresham grew up making friendship bracelets for her and her friends. However, her hobby quickly became a passion and she began designing and creating jewelry in the 6th grade when she held her first trunk show. Upon college graduation Gresham decided to dedicate herself to jewelry design and turn her jewelry business into a full time job. Retailers across the nation now carry Gresham’s line. Gresham individually designs each item and hand selects her materials. Each piece is crafted by hand, combining semi-precious and precious stones, elements of nature and antique pieces with her sterling silver and gold-filled settings.