Sylvia is a third-generation jeweler and incorporated Sylvia's Designs and Estate Jewelry in September 1995. For fifteen years prior to the opening of her store, Sylvia worked in her grandparents and mother's jewelry stores as a jeweler.
Sylvia started her jewelry repair and design store and quickly added Estate Jewelry and repair. Sylvia's love of Estate and Antique Jewelry began as a hobby, but quickly became a major part of her store. She won both as Small Business Person of the Year 2006 by the Slidell Chamber of Commerce and the Athena Award for St. Tammany Parish in 2010.
Sylvia has received certification from the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, Diamond Certification for diamond colored stones and Estate Jewelry from Jewelers of America. She holds a jewelry repair degree from the Trenton Jewelry School and has extensive certification from Gemological Institute for Americas for their diamond seminars. She was a member of the Board of Jewelers of Louisiana.
As of January 2018, Sylvia closed her physical location of the jewelry store, opting to go exclusively online for selling jewelry pieces. She retains her appraising business.