Brent Neale Winston is a New York City based designer whose love of jewelry started when her mother would bring her to gem shows near her native Baltimore. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University, and with the encouragement of jewelry historian Penny Proddow, she enrolled at Fashion Institute of Technology, where she received an associates’ degree in jewelry design. There she honed her design & rendering skills studying under esteemed professors such as the late Maurice Galli. Winston then started her jewelry career at Kara Ross New York, working directly under the eponymous designer, eventually becoming the jewelry director. Here, she oversaw the design and product development of over 25 collections, including fine jewelry, costume jewelry and runway collaborations with Tory Burch, J. Mendel & Naeem Khan, among others. After eight years, Winston left to concentrate on her growing family and make her own mark in the jewelry industry with Brent Neale. She lives with her husband and three children in New York City, where she proudly designs and makes all her pieces.