Meet the team

We make it personal

Gina M.

Owner, Founder, Artist

Gina Murphy founded Close by Me Jewelry in 2013. Having lost her mother at age 17 and father at age 25, she knows the importance of cherishing the memories of your loved ones who are no longer physically with you. As a single mom of three boys, when she isn’t working she loves spending as much time as she can with them and her three pets. Although her background is in social work and teaching, the moment she stumbled upon this idea she felt as though it were “a calling.” Since the inception of Close by Me, she has never wanted to do anything else.

Britt C.

Head of Customer Care Team, Website Curator

Brit is the head of customer service for Close by Me Jewelry. She began working for the team in 2015 when she was one of only three employees. Her main focus is to serve the clients who honor us with their trust. The degree in English she earned from CSUF in 2018 informs her approach to each and every client interaction as the focus of her studies was perspective, empathy, and humanity. If she isn’t in the office, Brit can be found near any body of water, reading in a shady spot, or adventuring with her pup, Waffle.

Gina S.

Jewelry Designer, Social Media Manager

Gina is the in-house jewelry designer and social media manager at Close by Me Jewelry. She was inspired at a young age by her Oma, who always wore bold statement jewelry. This eventually led to a full-fledged career in jewelry design. She studied design at GIA Carlsbad where she received her certification in Jewelry Design and Technology. She looks at jewelry as a way of enhancing your natural beauty and confidence without altering your appearance.

London B.

Shipping/Receiving Specialist, Metalsmith

London is the shipping specialist and resident metalsmith here at Close by Me Jewelry. She is also a talented artist who contributes to the personalized engraving drawings along with many other creative tasks. She graduated from CSULB, with a Bachelors in Arts Education where she discovered her love for metal and silversmithing. When she isn't at work, she's training to be a tattoo artist or enjoying a National Park with her cats.

Allison M.

Customer Care Team, Operations

Allison joined Close By Me in 2021. She is the “jack-of-all-trades” in the office; while she primarily assists in customer service and administrative tasks, she assists wherever help is needed, taking on new roles as necessary. She attended the University of California San Diego, where she fell in love with and majored in Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience. She stays grounded through meditation, yoga, and reading Chekhov.

Subtle cremation jewelry offering a unique remembrance