Michelle Midyette is an award-winning jewelry designer and G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist. In 2005, she launched her professional career by designing a number of highly prized fine jewelry lines which grew into powerful brands. To date, Michelle has worked with over 25 different companies and countless individuals creating innovative jewelry that runs the gamut from stunning one-of-a-kind pieces to full 18k collections, as well as affordable silver and precious gem lines that are sold globally. She has consulted on the design, production and branding for many premiere USA fine jewelry houses, including Optimum Diamonds, Pampillonia Designs, JudeFrances Jewelry, Elizabeth Showers, Zasha Jewelry, Sloane St. and the new costume jewelry collaboration Lulu Avenue by JudeFrances with Charles & Colvard. She also brings all of her extensive industry and gemstone knowledge to her custom clients, creating an intuitive process that enables them to imagine and execute the very finest heirloom pieces. On a different note, she teamed up with Andrew Chen to found The Monkey King Noodle Company in Dallas, Texas, and was responsible for the design, branding, marketing and social media of the highly successful noodle and dumpling spot. They were named Best Chinese in Dallas by D Magazine in 2014 and 2016.

Originally from Texas, Michelle graduated from The Hockaday School and The University of Texas at Austin with a Studio/Fine Arts degree, before working in fundraising and event planning for The Santa Fe Opera and The Metropolitan Opera of New York. The daughter of computer and engineering entrepreneur Bob Midyett (USDATA) and the accomplished watercolorist and intaglio printmaker Vicki Midyett, she currently splits time between downtown Dallas and downtown Santa Fe.

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