Rocky Pardo is a mixed precious metal artist living and working in Alton, Illinois. Her designs are an homage to her split roots in both the Midwest, USA and Madrid, Spain. Her love for jewelry came at an early age and has been a burning passion since her first forays in her mother’s jewelry box. Using ethically sourced silver, gold, her own mixed precious metal alloys, and various gemstones, Rocky merges craftsmanship and attention to detail to produce dainty, but durable designs that let anyone rock their sparkle. Contrasting texture, oxidized finishes in a completed piece is a nod to her obsession with dualities where the raw material is capable of being diamond and rough. She finds inspiration in the harmonic opposites in the materials themselves, the world around her, and her life split between two countries.