Christie Martin is a jewelry designer originally from San Jose California where her love of jewelry started in elementary school. She would macrame chokers and earrings and give them as gifts to family and friends. She has now replaced wax cord and wooden beads for sterling silver and a torch. Her first official jewelry business began in 1993 in San Francisco as "Sangiorgi Disegni" while at San Francisco State University. As a metal smith student she showed work in galleries, museums, and even had a piece go to the white house warranting a thank you letter from Hillary Clinton. Her love for fashion, however, took her to New York where she interned, then worked for Vass Ludacer. Even though New York captured her heart, California was calling her name and she knew that was where she had to go back to start her new business. Christie became an owner in a Fred Segal store in Santa Monica and she and her partner started a jewelry line called Segal Martin. After a couple of years Christie itched to be on her own again. Her line under her own namesake is now in almost every major magazine (including Elle, Lucky, InStyle, Teen Vogue, Ocean Drive, ID, Jane, Marie Claire, W, The Face, and Fader) and on covers such as Rolling Stone, Maxim, FHM, King, and Seventeen. Her Jewelry is also sold in the US, UK, Canada, France, Japan, Puerto Rico, Lebanon and the Caribbean. In 2004 Christie Martin became the recipient of the prestigious Gen Arts “Fresh Face in Fashion” award. Christie Martin jewelry has been seen on shows such as American Idol, Ashley Simpson Show, Eve, Oprah, The Sharon Osbourne Show, CBS Morning Show, Good Day LA, Teen Choice Awards and on music videos such as Britney Spears “Toxic”, Black Eyed Peas “Shut Up”, Sheryl Crows “The First Cut is the Deepest” and Justin Timberlakes “Seniorita”. Movies such as “Into the Blue”, “Sky High” and “El Muerto” have also used the jewelry on their stars. The jewelry has also been used in the runway shows of Ashley Paige and Hea
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