Danielle H. Ross
About me - geologist, artist, lover of all animals, mountain girl, Aries
Hi - I am Danielle. As I am writing the words on this page, I kind of feel like I am writing my autobiography, or at least the start of one. But I wanted to tell you a little about myself, so here goes...
I was born and raised in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, where I lived until I attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. There I received a BS degree in a subject that I totally love, geology. I guess that is how I became interested in working with gemstones. Although I have to admit, I have learned more about the minerals of this earth since I started designing gemstone jewelry.
After completion of my geology degree, I moved to Northwest Arkansas, where I enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Ozark Mountains. My parents still live in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, but now they have somewhere to go on vacation and visit me at the same time.
Upon moving to Arkansas in 2002, I took my gemstone jewelry business to the world wide web. Running a website keeps me busy, as I am constantly designing and adding new jewelry designs to keep my website fresh and interesting.
Other than designing jewelry, I love spending time with my husband, Ashley, and our plethora of fur-babies. Currently we have ten rescued cats: Ryan, Patches, Skid Mark, Blue Streak, Spencer, Larimar, Apache, Cooper, Citrine, and Obsidian ... and one rescued dog, Axinite. I have a tremendous love for animals, and they will always be a very important part of my life.
I also enjoy digital photography. I take all pictures needed for my website, but I find great joy in taking landscape and nature pictures. I have a few of my pictures exhibited at DanielleRossPhotography.com.
Being a metalsmith is my true calling, as I love working with metal and all the natural stones and fossils, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. And I have to admit, it is the greatest compliment to have someone want to wear my jewelry, other than myself, my Mother and my Mother-in-Law.
Thank you to all who support my art of metalsmithing. I honestly have the best job in the world.
Love and Gratitude,