Alicia Duque became a Graduate Gemologist through the Gemological Institute of America after completing her degree in Architectural Design from Parsons the New School for Design. She started in the jewelry industry over a decade ago when she moved to New York City and discovered her favorite block, the Diamond District on 47th street. After years of honing her experience in the jewelry realm working with large national retailers as well as smaller, family-owned shops and consulting for independent, talented designers, Alicia currently serves as CEO for social enteprise jewelry brand Pavé The Way Jewelry.
AliciaDuque.com features pieces personally designed by Alicia, as well as a selection of beautiful jewelry from other artisans.
Alicia Duque is also a proud co-founder of GEMS BY THE FOOT®. A jewelry line that is made with genuine gemstones and lets you customize your order by wire choice, stone selection and length. It's mission is to empower refugee women resettling in Dallas, TX by providing dignified work and a living wage. Learn more at www.GEMSBYTHEFOOT.com.