The jewelry that you love is timeless because it speaks to who you are; it is a very personal thing. Rhus typhina seeks to make pieces that you miss when you take them off. A design may come from our minds and hands, but the moment you choose a piece, it becomes distinctly yours.

Julie Nelson has been a goldsmith for 20 years and, in that time, has explored many processes and techniques making fine jewelry. Julie and her friend and former apprentice, Trina Uttley, established Rhus typhina in 2016 to bring unique and nature-inspired jewelry to the discerning buyer.  The company is named Rhus typhina because of their love of the Staghorn Sumac; no matter the season or the age of the plant, it is a thing of beauty. Rhus typhina creates hand-fabricated and forged fine jewelry, inspired by the perennial charm of their favorite tree.


Julie Nelson is a certified bench jeweler with Jewelers of America (1998).