Owner and jewelry designer Lindsay Vallan Nichols, 26, grew up in New York, South Florida and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her exposure to diverse cultures and surroundings, as well as a life changing summer in Spain, have strongly influenced her art and design work.
After graduating from high school, she attended the George Washington University, the University of Miami and the Miami International School for Art and Design. Her true talents became realized while she worked at a trend setting boutique where she began assisting with design ideas.
After relocating to Los Angeles, she was hired to work at the Fred Segal store located in Santa Monica where she eventually began to work as an Assistant Buyer of the boutique. She developed a loyal clientele that consisted of hip young locals and celebrities who relied on her styling advice.
Lindsay learned to pay close attention to all of the varied aspects of design and production that contributed to the success of the designers with whom she worked.
In December 2010 Lindsay decided to focus on her own true passion and started her jewelry line.
Thus, Lindsay Vallan Jewelry was born.