JA New York: How long have you been a jewelry designer?

Rachael Clark for Rachael Sarc: Most of my life! I designed and made my first ring from silver and turquoise when I was 15. 

JA New York: What inspires your designs?

RC: The gemstones themselves. I also find architecture to be very inspirational.   

JA New York: What are you most looking forward to about exhibiting in the New Designer Gallery?

RC: Being part of a group of designers who are as passionate about their craft as I am. 

JA New York: What are you most nervous about (if anything)?

RC: The spotlight! I am much more comfortable at my workbench. 

JA New York: If a song played every time you walked into a room, what would it be?

RC: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole

JA New York: If you were forced to get a tattoo, what would it be and where? 

RC: I already have a tattoo. It’s an outline of a dove on my ankle, a symbol of my faith.