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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 experience

Jan 2011Present

Owner and Designer

Truffle Jewelry
Jan 2010Jan 2011


Delage Jewelry
Jan 2000Jan 2009


Self Employed



Jewelry Arts Institute