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Cheryl Sirkus
Co-owner and jewelry designer of Sonoma Art Works. 

American made for 25 years!

My designs are created at our studio in the rolling foothills of Sonoma Valley. Working amidst the scenic vineyards of northern California’s wine country is reflected in the simple clean lines that is my signature style. I find Sonoma to be a truly inspirational place to work and raise my family!

I’ve always been an artistic person and have been designing accessories for about 30 years. I earned a degree at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and after graduating, spent many years creating collections for other accessory firms. At the same time my husband Barry was gaining experience in retail buying,

manufacturing and management. After several years of hearing friends and clients tell us “You should start your own company” we did just that! Sonoma Art works was created in 1992 on our kitchen table. We’ve come a long way and are now featured nationwide in many fine stores and galleries, direct mail catalogs and, our newest endeavor, our own retail website. 

Because I feel that jewelry should be affordable as well as beautiful, I work mainly with sterling silver and 14k gold vermeil. I am inspired by the beauty and allure of colored gemstones and how their colors enhance each other as well as the person wearing my jewelry.

I design pieces with clean, simple lines that can be dressed up or down and doesn’t go out of style. My look captures a feeling of elegance and femininity in an understated way. I believe the design and color should speak for themselves.

At Sonoma Art Works our prices and quality reflect great value and I am committed to designing and producing the finest American made artisan jewelry at affordable prices.

"Understated elegance and femininity"