As a child, one of Marcia's favorite hobbies was collecting different types of stones. She stored them in a little collectors box. Today, that box still occupies a special space in her closet - and now, she knows why.Marcia designed her first piece of fine jewelry after receiving her Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Design. After being unable to find a double ring that she really loved she decided to take on the design challenge herself and called the piece Asymmetrics + Diamonds. A colleague found the design to be compelling and encouraged her to make a submission to an international design competition based in Milan. She did, and a year later she was at the Gala in Lake Como receiving a Golden Award for it.After winning the award, people approached her to design more pieces - she identified it as a business opportunity and started her own company. Marcia won another award in Italy the following year and was selected as one of the top 30 emerging designers in New York City by Design Entrepreneurs NYC. She was also nominated for the 2014 Mort Abelson New Designer of the Year Award by Jewelers of America. Marcia's pieces have graced the runways of New York Fashion Week and the red carpet at the Met Gala. Her work has also been featured in WWD and Elle Magazine.