In 2012, Samantha Auburn Levine launched her own jewelry line, it was not the career she had originally anticipated. Yet, the New York based designer soon made her mark with a collection of easy-to-wear, handmade creations. We recently met up with the charismatic designer at the Accessories Council's Valentine's Day showcase. It was love at first design.

What music do you listen to when you're working?

On any given day you can usually find me listening to 90s pop (Britney, ‘Nsync, or Alanis), classic rock (U2, The Cars and Billy Joel are some of my favorites) or some top 40.

What's one piece of jewelry you never leave home without?

I never leave home without my teal monogram Auburn Jewelry pendant and my 14k gold hammered midi ring.

If you had to choose, would it be gold or silver?

For years I would only wear silver but recently I’ve made the switch! I’ve slowly been integrating gold into my wardrobe. I’ve been really into mixed metals especially in rings this winter.

What's one thing people would never guess about you?

Something most people don’t know about me is that I had all intentions of being a practicing attorney. I launched Auburn Jewelry while still in law school, the business ended up doing so well that it’s been my full time gig since graduating in 2013 and I couldn’t be happier. 

Priceless to you means... Doing what you love every day.