Rachel Atherley was born and raised in the magnificent Rocky Mountain region of Montana. Inspired by the beauty that the natural world provides, Rachel is constantly reinterpreting forms and patterns found in nature into sterling silver and gold with hand-selected gemstones. Natural shapes, patterns, and silhouettes combined with the strength and movement of metal allow her work to have a timeless sensibility through a modern perspective. Each piece is thoughtfully constructed in her Hudson Valley, New York, studio with an expertise that ensures every hallmarked creation will be a coveted family heirloom. Rachel’s work allows the wearer to showcase her or his own individuality through the abstract shapes and structures derived from nature. She received her BFA in Metalsmithing from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana in 2002 and her MFA in Metalsmithing from SUNY New Paltz in New York in 2005.