Christina Addison grew up in New York City, and developed her love of jewelry from her grandmother, a collector of beautiful jewelry and personal client of Harry Winston. As a young girl, she pored through jewelry auction catalogs and attended fine jewelry auction previews, cultivating her interest in colored stones, quality, proportions, scale and texture. Most importantly, she developed her creative sense of style and fun.
Christina’s professional Jewelry Design background focused on Luxury Goods and exquisite style. Christina’s career began as a Fine Jewelry Buyer for Bergdorf Goodman. She then went on to the pre-eminent house of style, Chanel, Inc. as the U.S. buyer for the launch of Chanel Fine Jewelry. From there she moved to the arbiter of design integrity and quality, Sotheby's, to introduce online auctions for jewelry and watches for Sothebys.com and then to direct Sotheby's Salon Prive, their Fine Jewelry retail sales initiative.
Christina started designing a colored stone jewelry collection for herself and a few select friends in 1999, and soon thereafter was in demand by private clients, socialites, celebrities and style icons.