Meet The Team

Brooke

DESIGN + SALES CONSULTANT

Brooke is a sales and design consultant at L. Priori Jewelry. She attended school for fashion design and construction. After working in NYC in bridal design Brooke moved to Colorado to pursue her love of the outdoors.

After a couple of years away she is home and thrilled to be working with such an amazing team. She has been working with brides for the last seven years and is excited to be taking on a new challenge. Working with couples during such an exciting time is a dream come true. Brooke is currently working towards becoming a GIA graduate gemologist.  

Favorite part of her job: Meeting and working with couples during such a beautiful time.  

Favorite spot in Philly: Pizzeria Beddia  

When she's not in the office, Brooke is: Escaping the city to go hiking.  

Favorite L. Priori Piece:  Hazel Ring

Sojeoung

DESIGN + SALES CONSULTANT

Sojeoung graduated from Temple University with a Major in International Business and dual minor in MIS and Marketing. 

While Traveling across Southeast Asia for seven months she stumbled across Northern Thailand's version of jewelers row. She was invited into a jeweler's studio and got to see first hand the forging of metal which sparked her interest in the alchemy of jewelry. After she returned home she completed a comprehensive metalsmithing program at a jewelry trade school in NYC. 

So Jeoung loves  working with jewelry because it emphasizes the creative expression and design into pieces that people can wear everyday. 

Favorite part about her job:  Getting to help the team bring to life a client's dream piece- from helping out with events, sending out finished pieces, or going to jeweler's row.

Favorite spot in Philly:  Brancusi Room at the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Favorite L. Priori Jewelry Piece:  The Ellie Ring.

Hannah

design + sales consultant

Hannah graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Business Administration. She previously worked for a non-profit and has a background in wholesale fashion. After spending six years in Charlotte and traveling in the industry, Hannah and her husband relocated to Philadelphia to pursue new opportunities and settle into an exciting city. 
After receiving family heirlooms and gaining industry knowledge over the years, she fell in love with the jewelry industry. Hannah loves helping clients curate the perfect piece to celebrate significant milestones and meet their individual style.  

Favorite part about her job: Collaborating as a team to produce a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece for amazing customers! 

Favorite spot in Philly: Enjoying a day in Rittenhouse Square.

When she's not at work, Hannah is:Running and exploring new areas in the city, trying workout classes, baking for friends and family, and trying new coffee shops and restaurants with my husband.

Favorite L. Priori Piece: The Diana Ring.

Ally

CAD DESIGNER + PRODUCTION MANAGER

Ally Schito is a CAD Designer and Production Assistant at L. Priori Jewelry. She helps bring all of our jewelry to life! If you've ordered a custom piece, Ally has had a key role in the technical design, production, and sourcing of your jewelry.

Ally enjoys making clients' custom visions come to life, and also designs stock items that are sold online and in our show room. 

Favorite L. Priori Jewelry piece: The Rebecca Ring  

Favorite part about her job: Seeing people enjoy and wear the products that she makes.  

Favorite spot in Philly: Bok Bar 

When she's not at work, Ally is: Running, painting, traveling and exploring Philly. 

Emily

CAD + DESIGN ASSISTANT

Emily is the CAD and design assistant here at L. Priori. From helping Ally with CAD projects, to working on video content of finished rings Emily helps with many aspects of the design and production process, making sure our clients rings are perfect!

Emily graduated from Temple University with a BFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design, with a focus in CAD design and production. After taking her first bench jewelry class at Temple, she absolutely fell in love with jewelry and has been hooked ever since! Emily has always had an interest in designing engagement bridal jewelry so she is super excited to be apart of the L. Priori team.

Favorite L. Priori piece: The Kylie Ring.

Favorite part about her job: Being apart of making something unique and different for each client.

Favorite spot in Philly: Longwood Gardens.

When she's not at work, Emily is: Doing yoga or exploring the city.

Zack

JEWELER

Zack is L. Priori's very first in house jeweler! Zack fabricates and finishes both jewelry designed by the LP team as well as the individual designs customized by our clients.

Zack graduated from Kutztown University with a BFA in fine arts and a concentration in fine metals. Zack has been working in the jewelry industry since 2010 and has been making jewelry since he was 16. Zack has always loved design and the puzzle solving to make an idea a reality. He takes pride in honing his talents and continuing to improve his craftsmanship as a jeweler.

Favorite L. Priori piece: The Kayla Ring 

Favorite part about his job: Working with the dedicated, inspirational team, each one of them is focused on and invested in being the best.

Favorite spot in Philly: Dim Sum, Zack has a passion for food and adventurous eating. 

When he's not at work, Zack is: Camping, or spending time at home with his wife and daughter!

Lauren

owner

Lauren Priori is the owner of L. Priori Jewelry in Philadelphia, PA. Since she was young, she's been dedicated to the craft of custom jewelry - even selling bespoke friendship bracelets on the middle school playground. 

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Lauren eschewed the worlds of finance and consulting to pursue her love of fine jewelry. Lauren enrolled at the Gemological Institute of America and spent a year grading diamonds, identifying gemstones, and learning the craft and science of jewelry design and manufacturing. 

A GIA graduate gemologist, Lauren's work experience spans the sales floor of Tiffany & Co., to the back offices of a diamond auction house, to the fast paced deal-making of Jewelers' Row. She knows the industry inside and out - and she knows how to get beautiful pieces at incredible values.

Favorite part about her job: Building our close knit team of jewelry aficionados.

Favorite spot in Philly: Parc on a crisp Fall day.

When she's not in the office, Lauren is: Running marathons and hosting brunch parties.

Julia

MARKETING + CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Julia Chiango is the Marketing and Customer Experience Coordinator at L. Priori.  She helps plan events, answer your emails, and enhance the customer experience.  Julia graduated from Temple University with a Bachelors degree in Strategic Communications and a focus in Public Relations. 

Julia helps keeps the office running smoothly from day to day.  As a small business, we all wear many hats - and Julia helps keep things organized!

Favorite L. Priori piece: The Holly Ring.

Favorite part about her job: Helping L. Priori grow each day and seeing the gorgeous custom rings that customers order! 

Favorite spot in Philly: The stadium complex in South Philly- Julia is a huge Philly sports fan!

When she's not at work, Julia is: Dancing, exercising and shopping.

leigh

studio assistant

Leigh graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. She has spent the last few years in New York City working in both the publishing and non-profit sectors. 

Leigh has always had a strong interest in learning about diamonds and the custom engagement ring process. She is so excited to be working in an industry she is so passionate about!

Favorite L. Priori Piece:The Parker Ring

When she's not at work, Leigh is: Trying new restaurants, working out, reading, and playing with her puppy!

Favorite part of her job: Helping with the steps behind the scenes to make the client’s vision come to life.

Favorite spot in Philly: Catching a sunset in Rittenhouse Square.

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