Saundra Messinger began designing sterling silver jewelry with diamond accents during the summer of 1999 following a successful New York singing career and many years as an executive at EILEEN FISHER. At the time, setting diamonds in silver, particularly silver with a matte finish, wasn’t just unusual – it simply wasn’t being done. That has been Saundra’s mantra her whole life – don’t do things the way everyone else does. Once the buyers took the plunge and saw their customers’ reactions, well, the rest is history. A new trend was born and Saundra’s work ended up in stores all over the world.