Halpern spends 20 hours a month creating necklaces, rings, bracelets and more for OIAdesign, a line of silver-and-gemstone jewelry. Her signature is a combination of irregularly shaped labradorite stones, silver and gemstones. Some concepts are more challenging than others, like the turquoise-and-pearl necklace that’s been years in the making. “I’m not trying to be Harry Winston,” she says. “I’m just trying to have fun making timeless pieces.”
Education: DMD, University of Pennsylvania Dental School (1999).
Years in practice: 13.
Contact: Plymouth Periodontics, 120 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 225, Plymouth Meeting; (610) 825-4334, plymouthperiodontics.com.