The Barse name derives from renowned American artist George Randolph Barse. Barse's great niece, multi-lingual globetrotter Melanie Barse Gobril designs her jewelry in honor of her great uncle George Randolph Barse. In addition to inclusion in museums and institutes throughout the nation, George Randolph Barse was one of the few artists chosen to decorate the Library of Congress. Melanie is committed to the creative elegance and beauty inherited from the distinguished painter. She seeks artistic inspiration from her travels to the myriad of cultures that she explores throughout the world. Seeing the beauty in everything from classic Greek architecture to the Balinese jungles, Melanie brings the beauty of these cultures to her jewelry. Barse jewelry is designer sterling silver and bronze with a focus on uncommon usage of stones, especially through custom cuts and placements. Barse customers love the detail that goes into the jewelry. Every piece designed will bear an unusual detail that reveals the love of aesthetic details. Melanie leads a design team that continually creates a turnover of fresh collections; reflecting a constantly changing fashion arena.