Summary

A successful former theater actress, Sarina Mennasemay now runs her own jewelry design business. Based out of New York City, Truffle Jewelry offers custom, hand-made pieces with a dreamy-like quality. Dedicated to maintaining client satisfaction, Sarina Mennasemay ensures her jewelry contains the highest quality stones and materials available. A trained gemologist and designer, Sarina Mennasemay knows what to look for when selecting materials for her pieces. A Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America, she developed expertise in the international grading system for diamonds and became skilled in determining the treatments, synthesis, and stimulants in diamonds and other stones as well. Ms. Mennasemay also gained an understanding of the business side of the industry.Additionally, she completed three years of training through the Jewelry Arts Institute, a prestigious institution named one of the world’s top fashion schools. Sarina Mennasemay thrived in the learning environment that provided one-on-one attention. She became knowledgeable in classical jewelry techniques, such as Byzantine enameling, fusing, granulation, and designing with high-carat gold. She developed her own jewelry pieces and handled all stages of the production process as well.After working as a Gemologist and Quality Control Inspector for New York City’s Delage Jewelry, Ms. Mennasemay launched Truffle Jewelry in 2011. As the company’s owner, she oversees all creative work and business responsibilities, including sales and marketing. She looks to nature and fantasy as sources of inspiration for her work. Her urban environment and the ocean are both reflected in her pieces, as are mythological places.Outside of work, Sarina Mennasemay practices Bikram Yoga and enjoys samba dancing. An experienced traveler, she’s visited locales throughout the world, including England, France, Holland, Spain, Brazil, and South Africa.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Owner and Designer

Truffle Jewelry
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

Gemologist

Delage Jewelry
Jan 2000 - Jan 2009

Actress

Self Employed

Education

Education
2008 - 2011

Jewelry Arts Institute