Raised on the West Coast, Christine Rio is a rain-loving Vancouverite who always had a passion for art and design, but chose the corporate world for the first half of her life. After dabbling in other mediums, and with a life-long love of jewelry, she discovered her passion for metalworking. While she is predominantly a self-taught metalsmith, Christine continues to grow as she regularly studies with master smiths who push her to further her skills. She seeks to infuse the metalwork with a sense of movement, and contrasts between light and textures, to add even more visual interest to each design. Christine has been honored to have shown two collections in Milan, Italy; at the Artistar Jewels 2019 art jewelry exhibition, and again for Milan Jewelry Week.