Nell Marie is a native of Colorado and is a third-generation jeweler. She grew up in the jewelry stores of her grandparents and parents, apprenticing under her mother. She has spent the past 10 years doing jewelry repair around Colorado, but in the last two years, she has been pursuing her passion for jewelry design. She started NellMarie Jewelry Innovations in 2011 to create new and unconventional types of jewelry. She likes trying new setting techniques and incorporating different types of mediums. Her goal is to create jewelry that makes a statement or at least starts a conversation.