This Is No Dress Rehearsal …
Meet Cristiana Shields
Everyone has their own natural talent. And jewelry design is mine.
I come from a long line of strong, confident, successful artists and business professionals. There’s my mother, a renowned boutique owner – not to mention my No. 1 fan; my father, a sales and marketing wiz; and my godparents, who inspired me to live bravely, loudly and authentically, because life is no dress rehearsal.
Together, these amazing role models always encouraged me to boldly follow my passions and make my own mark. After graduating from the International Fine Arts College in Miami with an associate’s degree in fashion merchandising, I set out to do just that.
I began costume styling for movies, photo shoots and music videos, and also worked as an event and fashion show coordinator. But it wasn’t until my father lost his battle with cancer that my life’s path became clear.
Passion with Purpose
As my father’s illness progressed, he entered hospice care, and I was amazed to see how a massage therapist could bring healing power and comfort to someone in need with just the touch of their hands. I began studying the art of massage and learning how to harness the positive energy that exists around us.
I found that there are so many stones, charms, crystals and beads that encourage harmony and bolster wellbeing. They gave me a sense of peace and serenity, and helped me find my true calling.
And so Shields Jewelry was born.
For more than 20 years, I had created jewelry for myself. But now, instead of trying to design something that was simply pretty, I began creating custom pieces that not only looked amazing but also helped balance the mind, body and spirit.
Jewelry as Unique as You
I believe that jewelry is more than fashion – it’s the ultimate form of self-expression.
Every piece at Shields Jewelry is handcrafted by me and designed to empower, protect and, yes, shield while attracting positive energy from our surroundings. I don’t work with mass gem dealers or jewelry templates. Each healing stone is individually chosen based on its energy and flow, and the stones guide the design.
I especially love finding something plain, adding a little charisma and transforming it to something unique and eye-catching. Bright colors, bold stones, funky arrangements – every piece is one of a kind, just like you.
No matter which design you choose, I promise you’ll feel energized when you wear my jewelry.