Catherine is a third generation jeweler. She can rattle off the differences between diamond cuts as easily most people can recite their ABCs. She’s gregarious, friendly and the heart and soul of Filigree. She will most likely ask to hold your baby since hers are now old enough to wriggle out of her arms. She has killer style and is as smart as a whip.
Brent has over two decades of experience in the jewelry industry in buying, selling and appraising. He has a great eye and he designs all of the new pieces we make with remnants of antique and vintage jewelry. He is highly creative but also logical which helps him gently guide clients through the custom design process. He’s an awesome Dad with a heart big enough to match his 6’4″ frame. He loves to read and has a wicked sense of humor.
Sharon is our resident rock nerd with a passion for rare and unusual gemstones. She loves the romance and lore behind antique jewelry as well as the refined details found only in old pieces. She is currently studying for her graduate gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America. She enjoys being in charge of Filigree Jewelers Instagram page and the mini field trips it requires.
Jesse wears many hats at Filigree. We’re fortunate that he has the ability to tackle IT issues one minute and can talk to customers about the differences between design eras the next. He is knowledgeable about jewelry and you would never know he worked in finance in his former life. Jesse is genuine, his disarming laugh will charm you as you drool over our jewels.
Yaz has an educational background in Art and Advertising. She handles the photography for our website and socials. She is wildly creative and has a kindness that draws you to her. Yaz is an animal and nature lover who gets inspired by the beauty of the natural world. She is known for regularly bringing flowers to the store and not just so she can use them as a backdrop for a photograph.
Emily came to us with an extensive background in retail & inventory control. She impressed us all right from the start with her initiative and work ethic. Now we can’t imagine what we would do without her in our work family. She is so bright and she crushes any task we throw at her. She always maintains a positive attitude and is simply unflappable. She prioritizes sustainability and could teach a master class in thrifting. Emily has a cool, rock-n-roll vibe that belies her sweet nature. She has the biggest heart and would adopt all the dogs in need if she could.
Tamara is so fun to talk to because she has so many different interests and loves to learn. She’s worked in jewelry for years and has a broad understanding of gems, jewelry design & construction. She’s also a foodie who knows the local scene inside & out. She’s a drag and theater lover who is passionate about supporting local performers so she has the best show recommendations. She also shines as a supportive wife & actual cool mom to her two beautiful kids.
Everyone loves Gertie! Gertie is a beautiful fluff ball who belongs to Brent and Catherine. She can often be found at the store going from office to office looking for love. Her favorite thing to do at work is to sit on a staff members lap and receive pets. She is a soft, sweet, gentle and affectionate pooch whose charm & belly are impossible to resist. She has very little ambition and makes her own schedule so she can only be found sporadically at the store.
In August of 2018, Filgree found its lovely home and permanent storefront in the North Loop.