About the Designer

Leslie Paige Smith, a renowned jewelry designer hailing from Southern California, has made a name for herself in the industry with her innovative Perched Setting design. Growing up in a family of creatives, Leslie's passion for art and design was ignited at a young age. Her mother's watercolor artistry and her brother's interior design accomplishments inspired her to pursue her own creative path. After completing her education in Culinary Arts, Leslie began her career as a Pastry Chef, working in some of the finest restaurants in Southern California.


In 2016, Leslie relocated to Portland, Oregon, to launch her eponymous jewelry line. Her exceptional craftsmanship and unique designs quickly gained recognition in the industry. Leslie's most notable contribution to the industry is the Perched Setting, a design that elevates gemstones above the metal, creating a floating effect and allowing the stone to be flooded with light. This technique has become a hallmark of Leslie's designs, which are inspired by her desire to create something truly exceptional and innovative. She uses precious recycled metals and natural gemstones to craft her pieces.


Leslie has been inspired to design pieces that capture attention, start conversations, and are unlike many other jewelry designs. She designs with the primary goal to create a piece of wearable art. Our jewelry is impactful, bold, and has been known to be a conversation starter. Many of our clients have mentioned to us that their pieces, especially the perched rings, draw an unexpected amount of interesting conversations. Leslie has found that, while wearing her own jewelry, she too ends up meeting people that she otherwise feels she would not have met.


Leslie's perched setting rings are a popular choice for engagement rings and special occasion jewelry, but they are also a great choice for everyday. They offer a modern and elegant twist on traditional designs. The center stone is often a single, large gemstone, such as a diamond or sapphire, held in place by a delicate metal framework that enhances its brilliance. The band of the ring is simple and understated, allowing the center stone to take center stage.


Leslie's exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail have earned her a reputation as one of the most sought-after jewelry designers in the industry. Her work has been featured in numerous fashion publications and exhibitions, and her designs are coveted by celebrities and fashion enthusiasts alike. Today, Leslie continues to create stunning jewelry pieces that reflect her unique vision and passion for design, cementing her place as a true artist in the world of jewelry.