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Serpentine Jewels Founder Ali Galgano blends the art and science of precious stones, metalsmithing, craftsmanship, and design to bring to life the highest quality fine jewelry. With over a decade of experience as a custom jeweler, design consultant, and gemologist, she has helped hundreds of clients create exceptional custom pieces.

After graduating from gemology school, Ali began advising friends through the process of buying engagement rings, accompanying them to retail stores or to NYC’s Diamond District. She was struck by the extent to which even sophisticated consumers were overpaying for a high-end product, or being ripped off by small brokers offloading low-grade diamonds and workmanship.

It was these experiences that compelled Ali to start her own jewelry consultancy, offering luxury products with insider pricing.

Ali holds a B.A. from Cornell University and is a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.), with diplomas in Diamond Grading, Colored Stone Grading and Identification, and Jewelry Design from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Ali has been featured as a jewelry expert in numerous fashion, jewelry, and business publications including Town & Country, InStyle, WSJ Magazine, Business Insider, Women’s Wear Daily, People Style Watch, JCK Magazine, and numerous online fashion publications and blogs.