Desiree Cavalancia

Designer and CEO

Growing up in Indiana, Pennsylvania, I spent most of my time making art and exploring nature. I have always been creative, and with the help of a committed art teacher, I knew I wanted to design jewelry from a young age. I received my BFA from one of the top 5 art schools in the United States, Tyler School of Art. While studying in Philadelphia and Rome, I had the chance to grow my passion for fine jewelry and add an antique inspired dimension to my work.

When I finally started my company in 2016, I worked for a gemstone dealer by day while getting my master’s degree at night from Fox School of Business. I was a 25-year-old with a little money and a huge dream, and I just had to go out on my own.

Désideria Collection is known for creativity and exclusivity. My designs combine natural forms with antique jewelry styles to create something utterly exceptional. All our designs are hand sketched, 3d printed and handmade right in our Philadelphia studios to each client’s exact specifications.

At Désideria Collection, we believe that every piece of your jewelry should be as perfectly unique as you are because the world is a much more beautiful place when you are true to yourself.


Erin McMenamin


I am a Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumna who graduated in 2020 with a BFA in metals, jewelry, and CAD-CAM. I grew up in Newtown, Pennsylvania and I always had a love for art as a child. As I got older and began taking art electives in high school I found a passion for ceramics which is what drew me to enroll at Tyler. One of the first classes I took was an introduction to jewelry class and from that first day, I was hooked. I quickly decided that jewelry was what I was truly passionate about and over the years my passion for the industry has only grown. Through my years in this program, I developed a love for diamonds and gemstones and was mesmerized by how much they can elevate a design. This fascination carried into my own work and is what drove me to pursue a career in fine jewelry.  


After graduating in the middle of a pandemic, finding a job at Desideria collection was a dream come true. I have fine-tuned all of my polishing and finishing skills and I now have a hand in making every piece that leaves our showroom. When you order from Desideria Collection you can truly have piece of mind that it was crafted with care to make sure you have a piece of jewelry that will last you a lifetime. 

Favorite Gemstones: Diamonds and Opals

Favorite Desideria Collection design: The Erin Signet Ring and the Julianna Engagement Ring