I'm Sarah Williamson,
and I create Precious Ghost jewelry from my studio in Nevada City, the heart of California’s Gold Country. Precious Ghost is a semi-custom collection of striking and feminine future heirlooms made to last lifetimes, for those who appreciate the classic, collect the eclectic, and respect a commitment to mastery. Each piece is lovingly created with creative vision and the impassioned intention to help you celebrate all of life’s relationships, rituals, and commitments — your way.
I design and make Precious Ghost pieces in-house, using recycled metals and a gemstone selection I have meticulously curated with you in mind. We place an emphasis on gemstones- helping tell your story with attention to ethical sourcing, unique characteristics and custom faceted stones by some of our favorite gemstone artists, ensuring your ring is truly one of a kind.
The collection is a reflection of my lifelong journey with jewelry design and my gemstone infatuation, which has taken me from the Canadian wilderness to the deserts of the Western United States into the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas and around the world— with many detours and adventures in between. Every Precious Ghost piece showcases my passion and continued obsession with jewelry design and history, where traditional techniques meet contemporary vision.
I have spent almost two decades honing my skills in jewelry design and lapidary arts in traditional and non-traditional classrooms alike. My love affair with the intricacies of this medium — and the elemental power of these materials — is unending. I consider myself an eternal student. I am fortunate to have studied and collaborated alongside many award winning jewelry artists, designers and lapidarists learning ancient techniques, traditional skills and how to push boundaries within the jewelry field.