What started out as a hobby in 2002 has now grown into the full-fledged jewelry line, NolaBella. Jill Scharmen felt she needed a creative outlet from her technical job in the apparel industry, and had always loved and collected jewelry. With some "how-to" classes behind her, she started designing unique necklaces and bracelets. With each new piece came a new compliment. From there, most of what she designed was self-taught, and she quickly moved into a new direction.

Over time, Jill has developed a certain style that is deep in vintage inspiration; taking cues from the 60s all the way to the 80s, and of course from the decade she remains true to as a self-proclaimed 70s child. Ever since, Jill has strived to retain that unique and one-of-a-kind feel to all of her pieces. She chooses materials that include sterling silver and 14k gold filled components, as well as metals such as brass, gunmetal and copper. Her collection wouldn’t be complete without the use of pearls, semi precious stones, and rhinestones. Her pieces have shown up in publications such as Nylon, Redbook and Glamour Magazines as well as being featured online in Daily Candy, Elle.com and Stylelist.com

NolaBella Jewelry can be found in boutiques in San Francisco as well as other retailers across the United States.