Harboring a fascination with jewelry since she was a young child, Linda Kozloff-Turner first earned a bachelor’s degree in jewelry and industrial product design from the Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1985. Joining the University of Colorado Boulder, she taught photography as a part-time graduate instructor while studying toward her Master of Fine Arts in photography, which she earned in 1992. In 2002, she established Christine Marguerite Designs, where she remains active as the owner and designer. In addition to designing custom jewelry, Ms. Kozloff-Turner’s duties include managing all aspects of production, manufacturing and material sourcing, with an emphasis on utilizing local talent and only using ethically sourced supplies.

Holding considerable expertise in design, Ms. Kozloff-Turner has continued to further her skill in the field by seeking additional certifications from the Gemological Institute of America. Certified in diamonds and diamond grading in 2016, she has also been certified in colored gemstones and as a gemologist, and is currently completing coursework to be certified as an appraiser. In 2022, she saw the publication of her book “100 Women of Jewelry,” which she considers to be her greatest professional accomplishment to date. In order to keep abreast of developments in her field, Ms. Kozloff-Turner maintains professional affiliation with Gem X, a professional network of jewelry enthusiasts.

Looking toward the future, Ms. Kozloff-Turner hopes to launch an entire “100 Women” book series to highlight women in a variety of industries. She is also the author of the book, “Guided by Angels,” a portion of which appears in “Journey of the Adopted Self” by Betty Jean Lifton. Leveraging her background as a fine arts photographer, Ms. Kozloff-Turner has put those skills to use for various documentary projects, including “Gone but not Forgotten,” which traces the history of several centennial farms in Boulder County, Colorado.

Attributing much of her success to her focus, organization and dedication, Ms. Kozloff-Turner has made a name for herself through her highly professional manner, which has led to a stellar reputation in the field. Furthermore, her skill and excellence in the arts has led to her being awarded a number of grants, starting in 1990 with a dean’s grant from the University of Colorado. Ms. Kozloff-Turner has since received grants from the Rocky Mountain Women’s Association, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, the Boulder County Arts Alliance and the Gemological Institute of America.

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