About Cristy Cali
Cristy Cali's jewelry collection is all solid sterling silver with a handful of solid 14K gold and gold plated sterling lines. Offering only the best quality available, you can always rest assured you get the best for your buck.
A Brief Biography...
Cristy was raised in the suburbs of New Orleans, specifically in Metairie and Kenner. She attended Ursuline Academy High School in uptown New Orleans. During this time, she officially became an uptown girl. Nevertheless, it was not until she left for college that she realized how much she loved and missed her city. In the Fall of 2008, she left to Mobile, AL to attend college but was too homesick to stay. She transferred back to her hometown to Loyola University's School of Business for her junior year and graduated in 2012.
While she always had a passion and talent in the arts, jewelry design was the last thing on her mind until her family influenced her back in high school. During the immediate aftermath Hurricane Katrina, then only a sophomore at Ursuline, Cristy began contributing to her family's French Quarter jewelry business by creating her own designs, stringing necklaces and helping run daily operations whenever possible.
Cristy started her own company five months after she graduated from Loyola and has been enjoying life as an entrepreneur. She attended the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, and is a certified GIA CAD/CAM tech. Her hobbies include riding motorcycles with her husband, spending time with her 3 dogs, and traveling as much as possible. She is a member of Ducati Owners of New Orleans Club. In September 2014, Cristy was on the cover of New Orleans magazine for being one of the magazine's "People to Watch," a compliment any local hard-working entrepreneur appreciates to heart.
Her work has been featured in several local, New Orleans magazines and blogs. She is most known for incorporating New Orleans history, culture and architecture into her work. Her long-term goals are to expand her designs to include different cities from different states and have retailers beyond the Louisiana border.
Who Wears Cristy Cali's Jewelry?
Guys and gals! Senator Mary Landrieu wears my New Orleans Collage Cuff bracelet. Even big stars like Aerosmith have worn custom pieces during their last concert visit in New Orleans in December 2012!
Cristy's Collection is a line of jewelry focused on and inspired by the architecture, rich culture, and fascinating history of New Orleans.
The Cristy Cali mission is to design beautiful jewelry that means something truly special to the wearer or someone giving a gift.
The Cristy Cali vision is to bring happiness and help others create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime represented by my jewelry. The jewelry itself may have a price tag on it, nevertheless, whatever memories you create with it is priceless... and that is what I strive to achieve.