I started Sue Rosengard Jewelry Design, Ltd. in New York City after receiving a B.A. in French from the University of Illinois, following I have always tried to create affordable, well-crafted and well-designed jewelry. The contemporary geometric shapes are structured to flatter the face or lapel of the wearer while being lightweight, easy to wear, and timeless. My inspiration partly comes from growing up in Chicago among the skyscrapers and Frank Lloyd Wright influences. The designers of the Modernist era (1940-1960) have also been significant – jewelers Margaret de Patta and Paul Lobel, sculptor Alexander Calder, and designer Russell Wright .