A student of history and American Studies, Sara Bautista a.k.a. Peggy Portals, has always been fascinated by the human compulsion to put gold in their mouths for both dental and aesthetic reasons—a practice she contributes to as the founder of Common Rite Supply jewelry.
Sara received a 2021 Diamonds Do Good scholarship to study at GIA and complete the Graduate Diamonds program. She followed this experience by premiering a collection that features gold and diamond "grillz" and several rings at the 2022 COUTURE show, as part of a mentorship program sponsored by De Beers. Her novel reinterpretation of jewelry through the lens of history shines through in every design.