When tragedy struck Cara’s life in 2015, her path took a dramatic turn and she left her 20+ year career as a wildlife biologist. Two years later, she transformed her pain into healing when she opened her small storefront and studio in southern Vermont and Cara Wolff Jewelry was born.
Cara has been fascinated with jewelry and stones since she was a young girl and has been making jewelry most of her life. She received training in the metal arts at the Denver School of Metal Arts, the Maine College of Art, and Humboldt State University. Cara's former career as a biologist and her life-long love of the natural world strongly influence her jewelry.
The colorful stones she uses reflect the brilliance of the environment around her: turquoise and moonstone are the sea and sky; labradorite and jasper are mountainous landscapes; and opal and carnelian are the warming sun. Cara's design style is continually evolving and changing, guided by the day to day beauty she sees in the natural world. She strives to create jewelry with a timeless quality that maintains a fresh, contemporary feel.
She is inspired every day by the enduring spirit of her sister, Melinda, and her wonderfully talented mother, Audrey.