Self-taught, Patricia Locke had never worked with her hands or taken an art class prior to
undertaking what would become her life's work in jewelry design. She designed her first pieces,
fine jewelry in sterling silver and gold in 1971, working largely by private commission for
several years. By 1979, the desire to reach a wider audience prompted her first designer costume
jewelry collection, which she personally - and quickly - sold one-on-one to prominent galleries
and retailers. In 1997, Deborah Rethemeyer joined Patricia as a partner in the business.
Deborah's experience in retail, operations, marketing and design allowed her to streamline
production and introduce the line to even more retailers across the country. Patricia and
Deborah work together to design five collections annually. Patricia Locke jewelry is handcrafted
by a team of artisans outside of Chicago, Illinois.
Among America's premier contemporary jewelry designers, Patricia Locke's collections are timeless,
relevant, and consummately collectible.