I started making jewelry for friends and family while living in Chicago. I would spend my days utilizing my Masters degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, then I would hop onto the train and work on jewelry in a small local studio in the evenings. I quickly realized my passion was in the fine details of metalsmithing.
My husband, Patrick, and I moved out of the city and he encouraged me to pursue my dreams. I named our little jewelry company Ruth Ryan after my middle name Ruth and his middle name Ryan.
My time spent in the outdoors as a mountain guide inspired my Mountain Collection as well as the clean and simple designs throughout my jewelry line. I hope you enjoy wearing the jewelry as much as I love making it!