Heather Maertens is the designer and driving force behind Penny James Jewelry Co. Inspired by the area that she lovingly calls home, the Chesapeke Bay, region, she creates pieces that are a tribute to the beautiful world around her. Maertens believes that there is an emotional tie between jewelry ian its wearer. Jewelry is meant to evoke sentiment, to bring about a memory each time it is seen or worn. Penny James jewelry tells stories of sunshine and sandy toes, lazy days and beautiful sunsets. All Penny James jewelry is handcrafted in precious metals, sterling silver, 14kt gold and set with high quality, genuine gemstones and diamonds. We feel confident that you will be delighted with each piece of Penny James jewelry you purchase.