The Rouge Maiden - Vintage Jewelry Design
Each one of a kind piece, that I create, is done with great care, passion and love. There is a certain "alchemy" that happens when I am creating my jewelry.  I love history.  Each antique & vintage treasure that I use has a story...a story that dates back over many years.  All of the "magic" of those stories, together with Mother Earth's beautiful gemstones I choose, create a treasure that is lovingly infused with wonderful mystery & delightful energy.  It is my passion to discover treasures, from the past, and give them a new life today...in the present.
 
My hope is that, when you wear one of my pieces, you will feel everything that I have put into it. I love each piece dearly and have faith that you will enjoy and love them as much as I do! I always strive to create jewels that will bring you great joy upon wearing or gifting them!
 
Biography
 
Tory Jeen Valach has been creating jewelry since the age of 12.  Upon entering a gift shop in Montana, where she was born & raised, a lovely wire wrapped chain of jewels caught her eye.  She, at that moment, decided to go home & teach herself how to create a jeweled chain.  This was the beginning of a lifetime of passion for jewelry-making & design.
 
College & modeling came after high school (in New Mexico), then a long career in business management (in the fashion industry), but Tory Jeen never lost her passion for creating beautiful jewelry.  Friends & family often received pieces as gifts.  People began asking about the jewelry she would design & wear which lead to her collections for sale.
 
A true love and appreciation for all things possessing history eventually inspired Tory Jeen to incorporate antique & vintage treasures into her work.  Most pieces are from the late 1800's through the 1930's.  They are combined with genuine gemstones, vintage glass & precious metals to create one of a kind, signed pieces.  Tory also specializes in Festoon chain necklaces.  Festoon is most commonly used as an architectural term, but can also be applied to design in jewelry.  A Festoon necklace or chain would best be described as~ "Chains suspended in curves between points as decoration".  This unique necklace design drapes the neckline in a beautiful & flattering way.
 
Tory Jeen is not only known for her vintage fashion jewelry but also  for  creating custom & one of a kind rosaries, for 5 wonderful years,  for the Christ in The Desert Benedictine Monastery in Abiquiu, New Mexico.  These pieces became so popular she incorporated them into her ongoing collections & they are now available in many of the shops & galleries that carry her designs or through custom ordering.
 
Tory Jeen's designs are sold exclusively in upscale boutiques & galleries around the country & directly through this web site.