My story

Hi, my name is Sabrina A. Melendez and I am the founder and head designer at Janine de Dorigny. It’s important for me to explain my story and why JdeD exists.

I’m a strong believer in conscientious shopping and living. I don’t have all the answers but everyday I try and do better.

I have 12 years of experience in the jewellery industry, simultaneously I have 12 years of experience in martial arts. I am a black belt in brazilian jiu jitsu. Both of my passions speak to my obsession to detail and the importance I place on the journey rather than the final outcome.

I have a degree from NYU in studio art and a technical diploma from Geneva Switzerland in high jewellery fabrication. I am passionate about learning new skills and they include: design, CAD, goldsmithing and setting. I do it all!

I always knew I wanted to be a creative entrepreneur. I like to question tradition and break the rules.