As a child, I was a true “Jean Louise Finch”, a nonconformist, curious and courageous tomboy with an unconventional upbringing. Being the youngest of four, I was the less complicated and more free-spirited child that enjoyed the company of my own imagination. I spent a lot of my childhood tinkering away with tools at the jeweler’s bench and learned how to manipulate metal at the touch of fire and oxygen, recognize the smell of various chemicals, and eventually, fashion jewellery with precision. Working with people’s most precious possessions taught me to value precision and quality, and to appreciate the uniqueness of every piece. My skills were refined to the point where Tiffany & Co. entrusted me with all of their jewellery repairs in Canada.