Nichole McIver has a background in two-dimensional studio art, and art history. Her passion for hand crafting personal adornment is rooted in her fascination with precious historical objects. In her home studio, Nichole hand crafts the Acanthus Collection in oxidized silver, 14k gold and 24k gold, and uses semi-precious and precious gemstones. The hand of the artist is revealed in each piece created, from forming metal, to stone setting, to delicately and painstakingly cutting gold imagery to create the patterns in her pieces. When you wear a piece of Acanthus jewelry, you know exactly the time, work, and love that went into it.