Fashion Designer The Stud Earring AccessoriesWhile studying abroad in Zimbabwe as an undergraduate, Kevia Jeffrey-West started designing jewelry in her spare time. A few years later, Jeffrey-West was a PhD candidate living in Santa Barbara, California and resumed her favorite college hobby. Before long, boutiques across southern California started carrying and selling her fine handcrafted rings, earrings, and other pieces -- prompting her to officially launch her namesake collection in 2005. Artisan-cut jewels, pounded bezel settings, and brocade-impressed metals are some of Kevia’s signature motifs. Nature is also a major source of inspiration, as evidenced in the label's abundance of flower- and leaf-shaped pieces. These days Kevia jewelry graces the display cases of hundreds of stores around the world, appears on television shows such as Private Practice and Lie to Me, and adorns the likes of actresses Katherine Heigl and Teri Hatcher. From simple stackable rings in 22k gold vermeil to necklaces made of asymmetrical buffalo horn pieces,Jeffrey-West's jewelry line offers a range of versatile styles to suit every taste.