Jennifer Rutheny is a jeweler with almost 30 years of experience. Her specialty is carving.

 Throughout her youth, Jennifer was fascinated with nature, studying flowers, insects and animals for her many tiny drawings. Today, she hikes daily along the Hudson River or in the woods with her dog, Theo. While on these walks, she gathers inspiration for her art.  Jennifer's jewelry and sculptures are inspired by her lifelong love of nature.

 At age sixteen,  Jennifer apprenticed with Stamford, Ct. jeweler, Jose' Grant.  She went on to study art at Scuola Lorenzo De' Medici in Florence, Italy. She graduated from New Paltz with a degree in Art Education. She taught high school and elementary art. She loved being an art teacher but her calling was to carve orchids and other flowers.  Jen worked as a jeweler or designer for Estee' Lauder, Anne Klein, Anne Taylor, David Yurman, National Geographic, Lindblad Expeditions. 

 In 2005, Jennifer opened her first retail store: Rutheny Jewelry, in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. 
In April 2017, she opened her second store: Rutheny Jewelry on Main St. in Tarrytown, NY. 
In October 2021 she opened her third store: Rutheny Jewelry on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Today, Jen continues to carve: flowers, leaves, feathers, mushrooms, vases and many animals.

 Jennifer's Dog, Theo (Thelonious Monk) is a National Celebrity. His video achieved over 60 million views. Visit to see the famous Theo!