Jill Duzan Willey
As her passion for design and fine art led Jill Duzan Willey on a quest to create her own style of jewelry, the forms found only in nature helped her to complete her journey. Her design sensibilities melded with her appreciation of nature and the first necklace was created. This first creation attracted attention immediately because of its unique combination of stones and silver. Strangers began asking where they could buy her work and the jewelry business, as well as many wonderful new friendships, began. Around the same time, Jill was browsing through a gallery in Naples, Florida and fell in love with a small piece of art leaning against the wall...a jewel in sienna tones with incredibly beautiful lines, circled by a gilded frame. A Picasso lithograph! Several months after the purchase, Jill ran across the art certificate and, for the first time, read the title of her Picasso lithograph...Female Head with Necklace. At that moment, she realized that her new passion was really a calling of sorts!
In 2009, Rhonda moved from Holland, MI to Indianapolis and began using her Interior Design degree for a local business. That's where she and Jill met. They collaborated on several interior design projects and recognized they had a similar vision and style for great design with an intentional focus on excellent customer service. Within a year, Rhonda began managing and designing for the Jill Duzan jewelry business.
Today, Jill and Rhonda are co-adventurers traveling the world to visit their retailers, to search out the best stones and sources, and to host trunk shows introducing Jill Duzan wherever they go.
Joette joined Jill Duzan in 2018, after she was introduced to the organization through a family connection. While her professional background is in nursing, she has experience in both interior design consulting and jewelry retail. Joette's passion for great design and fashion made her a natural addition to the team.
With her integration into the JD family, Joette is looking forward to propelling the eclectic designs of Jill Duzan Jewelry into further reaches around the world.
Jessica Borgo joined the Jill Duzan team in January 2017 as the Digital Marketing Manager. After receiving her B.A. in Art History from Indiana University, Jessica worked for seven years at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (now known as Newfields) where she had the opportunity to participate in several key areas of the Museum including education, visitor services and marketing, but spent the majority of her tenure with the development department. When the opportunity arose to join the Jill Duzan team, Jessica jumped at the chance to utilize her professional background paired with her passion for art + design to increase brand awareness.