There was never a time where jewelry was not a part of Gabrielle's life. As soon as she was able to walk, she could always be found going through her mother’s jewelry box, piling on the clunky bangles to her tiny elbows and stacking the bauble necklaces to her chin. Her preschool teacher would greet her in the mornings asking about each piece, and just like that, the way she adorned herself became the favorite part of her day.
After working for many influential jewelry houses from Alexis Bittar to Harry Winston, and almost a decade in the jewelry industry, Gabrielle Nicole set out on her own to create Ruveil - adorning and empowering women with unexpected and personal designs.
Gemstone healing properties and the power of adornment inform Gabrielle’s imaginative designs, as she draws inspiration from how jewelry should make the wearer feel – empowered, confident, and fearless.
Gabrielle enjoys the exploration of alternative materials, as well as combining unexpected and unique design elements to bring her visions to life. Through her travels around the globe, she is continually inspired by bright colors, textiles, and modern architecture.
She lives in New York City with her husband David, and their Alaskan Klee Kai, Meiko.
Gabrielle Nicole earned her BFA in Jewelry Design from Pratt Institute, and participated in Fashion Institute of Technology's CEO program. She earned her Graduate Diamonds and AJP diplomas from GIA, and is currently a Graduate Gemologist candidate. She's an active member of The Women's Jewelry Association and an Assistant at Gem X, a private social club for jewelry enthusiasts.