Renée James Jewelry was created by jewelry designer and Gemologist, Lauren Duff Major. Lauren studied Fine Arts at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She then furthered her education by studying at The Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California. While at GIA, Lauren studied Applied Jewelry Arts where she learned how to design by hand rendering, wax carving, and 3D Computer Aided Design. While there she also studied Gemology with a concentration in diamonds and gemstones. Lauren's creative designs and excitement for the jewelry industry make Renée James Jewelry a truly unique experience.