About Cristy Cali

Cristy Cali's collection of jewelry is all solid sterling silver with solid 14K & 18K lines available exclusively at select retailers and online. 

 

Cali's Mission

The Cristy Cali mission is to design beautiful jewelry that means something truly special to the wearer or gift-giver. As a jewelry company rooted in love and compassion, we believe art in the form of jewelry is an expression of one's true spirit.

 

Cali's Vision

The Cristy Cali vision is to create an awareness of our infinite consciousness and come to understand our that our purpose is to experience life through polarities, which will ultimately make us wiser and more loving souls. The intention behind Cali's designs is to immortalize a moment or a connection for you to share with someone or embrace as an expression of your essence. 

 

Not Your Average Designer

While Cristy may have been born in Guatemala, she was mainly raised in the suburbs of New Orleans, specifically in Metairie and Kenner. She attended Ursuline Academy High School in uptown New Orleans and spent her summers in Guatemala to be with family. Until she left for college, Cali realized how magical and unique New Orleans really was. Feeling homesick, she transferred back to her hometown to Loyola University's School of Business for her junior year and graduated in 2012 with an International Business major.

While she always had a passion and talent in the arts, jewelry design was the last thing on her mind until her family and friends influenced her back in high school. During the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, then only a sophomore at Ursuline, Cali began contributing to her parents' French Quarter jewelry business by creating her own designs, stringing necklaces and helping run daily operations whenever possible. Cali helped to manage her family business for seven years before venturing out on her own. In fact, it had only been five months after graduating from Loyola when she decided to start her own jewelry brand and has been enjoying life as an entrepreneur ever since. Cali works with artisans and manufacturers from all over the world to bring you Cristy's Collection - from Italy, France, to Thailand, Indonesia, and even India.  

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 and hard-working entrepreneur appreciates to heart. She attended the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California and is a certified GIA CAD/CAM tech. She is a mystic and a freethinker, believing strongly in the power and transformation of energy, she considers herself a "light worker" - someone whose life purpose is to shine light where needed most. Cali incorporates her own emotions and energy into her work. As a designer, her intent is to spread happiness, love and healing through her work. Cali also has some pretty interesting hobbies... Having grown up as a bit of a tomboy, one of her favorite pastimes is riding her Ducati around town and is a member of Ducati Owners of New Orleans. You also won't be surprised to find her at local and nearby exotic car club meets. Following in her father's footsteps, she's pursuing an education in aviation to earn as many private pilot certifications as possible. 

  

 

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