Rachel Ross was born in Trinidad in 1962.
After embarking on a degree in Geology at the University of Western Ontario, Rachel returned to Trinidad.
Her career as a jeweller was completely unplanned. The idea to make jewellery was put to her very understatedly by a dear friend, and after contemplation she decided that it sounded like an interesting prospect.
In 1983 Rachel apprenticed with a local jeweller whence she was taught the fundamentals of the trade. A year later she held her first solo exhibition out of her home and continued to exhibit almost on an annual basis until 1992.
Rachel formed Alchemy Goldsmiths with fellow jeweller, Barbara Jardine, in 1997. Rachel’s work has been shown in many local fashion shows and exhibitions in Trinidad, Canada and the US. It has also been featured in Draper’s Record, The Express (Trinidad) and Caribbean Beat.
Rachel lives and works in Port of Spain, Trinidad.