Allyson Simmie is a jewelry artist from Nova Scotia. Allyson grew up in Halifax and attended NSCAD University, graduating with a BFA (Jewellery) in 1989. Upon graduation, she worked as a goldsmith in Ottawa, further honing her metalworking and design skills. In 1994 she was offered an opportunity to teach jewellery – making at Nunavut Arctic College and her adventurous spirit jumped at the chance. By 1997 it was time to start her own business, but before leaving Iqaluit Allyson created her second solo show – Arctic Landscapes:Jewelleryand sculpture combining precious metals with stone from Canada’s Arctic.
The textured pattern on these sterling silver moons was created by making an impression directly from a piece of granite from Canada's Arctic.