Cathy Waterman's collections of necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets are some of the most sought after jewelry in the country and offer a lyrical, feminine and quietly understated combination of diamonds, platinum, 22K gold and other hand selected stones. You’ve seen her jewelry everywhere – from magazine covers to the Oscars – and understand it’s not about the biggest bling or largest carat stone, but the quiet, dreamy sophistication of each hand-finished piece.
HOORSENBUHS® is an American fine jewelry house established by Founder and Creative Director Robert G. Keith. The company anchored its first atelier in 2005 in Santa Monica, California. Keith (whose forebearers captained the legendary HOORSENBUHS® merchant ship) and 20 year friend, Brand Ambassador, Kether Parker, are the dynamic force behind the young company’s position in the global luxury landscape. The aesthetic is impeccable craftsmanship, timeless modern design and bold iconic presence at first glance.
Basing all their pieces on their original signature symbolic Tri-Link™, the HOORSENBUHS®’ “Makers Mark” motif is constantly revised into a seemingly never-ending array of forms paying homage to the brands heritage. The collection is fashioned in gold, other precious metals and the brand’s partnership with DeBeers’ responsibly- sourced FOREVERMARK diamonds resulting in hardcore American luxury. The HOORSENBUHS® signature mark is recognized as the most prestigious and adorned jewelry brand in the world.
The overall look of Suzanne's jewelry is refined and understated, but carries a dramatic, elegant presence. A lovely, delicate balance between sparkling, framed stones and antique-influenced designs, the jewelry created by Suzanne Kalan has an inherently feminine - almost formal - quality.
In a world where fine jewelry is mass-produced, this young designer, Jacquie Aiche, has created a stir in the industry with her stunning, handcrafted designs. Utilizing the highest quality materials she adeptly blends precious and semi-precious gemstones with organic materials; such as minerals, rocks and fossils to create her unique pieces.
Born into a family of fine jewelers, sisters and designers Yarden and Oren Katz turned their family-owned traditional bridal manufacturing house into an edgy and youthful fine jewelry haven. The brand derives from (Carbon) the core anatomical foundation of diamonds and (Hyde) their imaginary world of leather - alluding to a more raw and edgy approach to wearing fine jewelry.
Admiring relics and custom designs from their mother’s jewelry box, the sisters share a little bit of their family history with each of their collections. Every new collection evolves from an idea, system, or design born from an heirloom and interpreted into a modern jewelry story. Though the creative duo began designing pieces in their father’s shop at a young age, the motivation to launch their own jewelry line came after a few years of working in the New York fashion industry, which infused a fast-paced growth to their business. After two short years, the sisters have already launched 6 jewlery collections. Their contrasting personalities create an aesthetic relatable to every type of woman – whether modern, feminine, edgy, simple, or daring. The California natives learned a passion for jewelry design from their mother, and the knowledge of diamonds and the jewelry business from their father, who opened the family-owned manufacturing house over 30 years ago.
All Carbon & Hyde jewelry is crafted from 14 karat gold and diamonds in their Downtown, Los Angeles jewelry shop.
Jewelry is a very personal form of self-expression and we are all more sensitive to the messages it sends than we realize. My designs can be bold while remaining feminine or delicate while remaining strong—but they are always grounded in optimism and strength. The symbols I choose to work with are familiar enough to share certain positive associations but are unique enough to leave plenty of room for personal meaning.
Spinelli Kilcollin is a luxury jewelry company based and manufactured in Los Angeles, CA. The company was founded by designer Yves Spinelli, in 2010, and is currently carried in over 20 luxury boutiques in the US and Europe.
Yves Spinelli was born in Honolulu, the son of Italian hairstylists. His introduction to the fashion world came through his father Antoine Spinelli, who spent time between Hawaii and New York City working alongside renowned hairstylists Paul Mitchell, Garren Defazio and Roger Thompson in the 70’s and 80’s.
Yves studied jewelry in high school at Punahou. After moving to Los Angeles in 1997, he began his career in luxury fashion working at the iconic boutique Maxfield, moving up to store manager and top salesperson of Maxfield Bleu from 2005 – 2009.
After years of working at Maxfield with some of the best designer collections in the world, Yves was inspired to start designing jewelry.
Birth of the Brand:
In a marketplace of ornate and figurative jewelry Yves yearned for something clean and architectural. He created a set of linked rings of different thicknesses which could be worn a number of ways – spread across three fingers, or stacked on one. From this first set he immediately began taking private orders.
Spinelli Kilcollin launched their first group of interconnected Galaxy Rings at Maxfield, and began incorporating diamonds into their collection.
In 2012 they made a custom linked ring for Ikram Goldman with 5 carats of diamonds, and immediately garnered national press and the attention of luxury retailers including Barneys.
Spinelli Kilcollin continues to develop their voice by combining a contemporary minimalist aesthetic with intricate craftsmanship and materials, aspiring to become a dominant voice in the luxury market.
Polly Wales is the creative and founding director behind her brand of fine handcrafted jewelry that does not seek to sell us false dreams of glossy, magazine ready perfection. Rather it offers an honest, imperfect beauty that is natural and attainable- a beauty that will continue to change and evolve over a lifetime and beyond. It is for women who want their engagement and wedding rings to feel more like them, more like their lives; warmer and a little closer to how they see themselves and how they see love.
Polly works alongside her in-house, UK based team to hand make bespoke luxury that boasts socially responsible, ethical and sustainable credentials. “I try to be the person that is at the front of what we do and I really only want to build good relationships, this includes sourcing our materials from trusted suppliers through to working on special commissions with clients. That people come to us for their jewelry is truly exciting and really special to me.
Irene Neuwirth is an independent, fine jewelry company based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2003 by designer Irene Neuwirth and business partner Tracy Stoll, the company has emerged as a leading jewelry brand in the US, recognized by its uniquely modern and sophisticated designs. Irene’s collections are widely anticipated season to season by a fashion-forward and discriminating clientele, who have come to expect a line that delivers a precise balance between timeless, collectable jewelry and the ultimate statement in modern luxury. The jewelry has generated tremendous editorial attention and is featured consistently in Vogue, InStyle, Town & Country, W, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. The jewelry is worn by some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Naomi Watts, Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, Zoe Saldana, Emma Stone and Reese Witherspoon. In 2008, Irene was a finalist for the coveted CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund, the pre-eminent honor for young American fashion designers. In 2009, she became a member of the CFDA. In July of 2013 she was also the recipient of the WJA’s Design Award for Excellence in Fine Jewelry. She was nominated consecutively in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for a CFDA Award, the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design; in 2014 she won the award. That same year, Irene opened her own flagship store on the tree lined street Melrose Place in West Hollywood. The jewel box space was designed by Commune and marked the first time Irene’s vision was realized in a full brand experience. In 2015 and again in 2016, Irene was nominated for the prestigious CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year Award.
"I’m very inspired by women; the story of how each of us got here as well as our next chapter. When I was designing our first collection, it was important for me to incorporate iconic spiritual and mystical symbols resulting in a collection of modern heirlooms that is highly personal yet charged with an energy and style that’s meant to empower and to be shared."
-Beth Bugdaycay, Creative Director & Co-founder
Working in an airy studio above the streets of New York’s SoHo, Temple draws inspiration from varied and far-flung sources: a color in a Mannerist painting, an architectural element in a Venetian church or a Buddhist temple, the shifting shades of the sea. In her designs, as in her life, she blends a modern aesthetic with a deep love of art, history and storytelling.
She debuted her first collection in Barneys New York in 1986; 25 years later her designs continue to draw on classical motifs. Temple’s signature triple granulation and “archer’s” granule on the shank of her rings nod affectionately to Etruscan and Hellenistic gold work. Another trademark is her brilliant eye for color. She travels the world to select the most uncommon and perfect gemstones and then sets them in innovative ways.
In combining exquisite materials and craftsmanship in an old world tradition with an independent and modern spirit of design, Temple creates distinctive jewelry for the modern woman.
Robin Renzi, designer and CEO of Me&Ro has been making jewelry since she was in high school, a craft she continued to pursue while studying ballet and modern dance. She performed in avant-garde downtown theaters such as The Kitchen, and in a number of music videos including Steve Winwood's award winning Higher Love video.
Me&Ro was born in the back of Robin's Elizabeth Street apartment in the summer of 1991. She is inspired by the human need both to adorn and to communicate through jewelry.
Equally important is the power jewelry has to express the human values of strength, love, and faith. Exploring the beauty of nature and the balance of form, Robin opts for subtlety over showiness, pursuing an aesthetic of simple beauty. Inducted into the CFDA in 2008, Robin continues to express herself through the art of making jewelry.
Carolina Bucci is a designer whose creations are synonymous with a modern and effortless sense of luxury. Working with the same techniques and tools used by her Italian great-grandfather, her jewelry is a vibrant re-invention of her family’s rich heritage in the fine, hand-crafted jewelry world, creating unique pieces that combine the tradition of Florentine artisanship with a distinctly hip and modern sensibility.
Pippa Small was described by the Sunday Times in December 2012 as “the glamorous bohemian’s rock purveyor of choice”. By wearing one of Pippa’s pieces – whether radiant tourmaline earrings or a ring of chunky amethyst nestling in a warm gold setting – you are carrying with you a story, a culture from afar and, perhaps, an example of the ancient skills handed on to an indigenous or tribal crafts-person. Jewelry that is different, organic, ethnic, and ethical.
London-based jewellery designer Pippa has worked for more than 20 years to pioneer a style of jewellery that respects the shape of the stones she uses. She works around their natural contours, rather than cutting, polishing and reworking them. It is this determination to retain the natural organic feel to her jewelry that sets her apart from others.
When you own a necklace, ring or earrings from Pippa, you know that she has personally chosen the stones, taken inspiration from them to work on their setting and had long conversations with crafts-persons to produce a piece that is beautiful, clean and close to nature.
Behind the production of Pippa’s jewelry is a belief that her work must be both ethical and bring benefits to her collaborators. It has led her to be one of the first jewelers working with clean gold – gold mined without impacting the environment, respecting labor rights and often produced by community cooperatives.
But Pippa’s work is not only appreciated by her clients, it is recognized by some of the most influential designers including Tom Ford, Nicole Farhi, Phoebe Philo and Christina Kim, with whom she has collaborated. She has worked with the fairtrade company MADE in Kenya and continues to work with the charity Turquoise Mountain in Afghanistan to strengthen the skills of local people. Her work with indigenous peoples was honored in 2008 by the human rights organization Survival International which named her as its Ambassador, and in 2013 she was recognized for her extensive work by getting an MBE in Ethical Jewellery.
Amy Gregg Jewelry is rooted in clean Scandinavian design principles. Pops of color are hallmarks of the collection which consists of 18k Gold and vibrant stones. The collection is well known for its simple yet classic style and geometric shapes to provide timeless wearable art for women globally.
Sydney Evan launched its trend setting and expressive jewelry line in 2001. Inspired by symbols of spiritual protection, love and luck, such as The Evil Eye and Hamsa, Sydney Evan designs are fashionable, fun and personally expressive. Sydney Evan bracelets, necklaces, charms and rings have adorned celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Kelly Ripa, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, and have been featured in Town & Country, W, and Elle Magazines.
Jennifer Meyer Maguire’s passion for jewelry design began at the young age of six, when her beloved grandmother taught her the art of creating enamel jewelry. Though she loved watching and learning the craft, she didn’t realize at the time that she would one day follow in her grandmother’s footsteps. As an adult, Jennifer entered the fashion industry working in the public relations department for two of the world’s leading fashion houses – Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren. Witnessing these icons work through their design process inspired Jennifer to explore the creative side of the business, and in 2005 she launched her eponymous label, Jennifer Meyer Jewelry. Jennifer is a current member of the council of fashion designers of america and in 2013 Jennifer was named runner up in the cfda vogue fashion fund.
Her goal when starting the collection was to create elegant, yet substantial pieces for women to wear every day. She wanted pieces that were classic and clean, personal and versatile, and most importantly that would withstand the test of time. The beauty of the collection is found in the quality of the delicate designs, and the unexpected details that are infused in every piece. Signature pieces include the wishbone necklace, the nameplate necklace and the initial pendant, all of which can be seen on her many loyal fans that include some of the world’s most stylish women such as Katie Holmes, Emma Stone, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson, to name a few.
Born and raised in los angeles, jennifer’s early collections were a reflection of her lifestyle and included nature inspired pieces such as leaves and hammered gold discs. Jennifer continues to find inspiration from her every day surroundings as well as her world travels, which is displayed in her ever changing and expanding collections. The complete collection incorporates white, yellow and rose 18-karat gold pieces with delicate precious and semi-precious stone accents such as diamonds, black diamonds, turquoise, rubies, sapphires and emeralds.
Ultimately, jennifer designs for the everyday woman. “ask any woman where they received or bought a certain piece of jewelry and they will tell you a story,” explains jennifer, pointing out the significance most women place on jewelry. Made by hand and with love in los angeles, jennifer’s jewelry is the perfect balance of understated elegance and unparalleled quality.
After training with some of the top designers, from Balmain and Kenzo, and having graduated from the Duperré School of Applied Arts in Paris, Marie Laure Chamorel focusing her energies upon her own label of luxury accessories which bears her name since 2006.
Marie Laure is driven by a desire to give each piece of jewellery its own unique spirit. Her inspiration goes beyond the boundaries of the pre-established fashions. She seeks out vintage pearls, ribbons, and old lace. These basic elements undergo a transformation, blending couture and jewellery, as she enriches them with hand embroidery and wraps pearls in turbans of muslin, silk and leather. The collection is made up of long sautoir necklaces and manchette cuff bracelets.
During many trips abroad , Marie Laure came to admire artisanal gold and silver work from many ethnicities from around the globe. From this was born LUXUME, her second collection, with Secret Box pendants, solid silver and silk charm bracelets, and long, dangling earrings dipped in gold and ruthenium.
Marie Laure’s jewellery embodies the latest in artisanal luxury, a love for the hand-made.
The desire to design jewelry came from Armenta’s imagination as a child when learning about gemstones. As she got older her strong creative impulses grew as well, driving her imagination wild with the expressiveness that can be revealed through jewelry.
The inspirations behind many of Armenta’s designs are taken from the works of the renowned Spanish poet, Federico García Lorca. When stumbling upon his works she was immediately moved by his passion and understanding of the power of creativity in all its forms, especially in the way of duende, a spirit of unpredictable passions that surges within us, and how it manifests itself as a creative force.
Our partnership with our retailers is not only a great opportunity to sell beautiful jewelry, but also to tell an amazing story about inspiration and dreams that will hopefully inspire others. The story behind the women who work at the studio is truly one of inspiration and embodies the American Dream. I feel that I have been given a chance in life to make a difference in the lives of others and challenge the status quo. This belief is a guiding principle at Armenta that we all embrace and strive to pass on to others.
Armenta designs in 18K and 22K yellow gold, 18K rose gold, and “midnight” oxidized
sterling silver with diamonds and gemstones which eludes a feel that is rugged yet refined. It is Armenta’s unique, modern approach to jewelry design which defines her signature look. She mixes her own gold to acquire her own perfect color. Armenta’s striking, feminine designs combine the romantic passion of Spanish poetry with a modern approach to hand-crafted jewelry. Our intention is to create something that will transport the wearer to an extraordinary place of thoughts and emotions.
All Armenta’s works of art are handcrafted and produced in Houston, TX.
Sisters Shawn Hecox and Samantha Hitchcock juxtapose diamonds with organic and natural elements and artifacts. Located in Aspen and Denver, Coloarado.
Maiyet is pioneering a new luxury by creating a fashion brand that celebrates rare artisanal skills from unexpected places.
The collection is timeless and has unparalleled richness and human touch. Using materials such as 18CT gold, hand-plated brass and hand-carved horn, all ethically sourced. It is designed for those who recognize quality and seek something special and rare; someone who is captivated by the caliber of design and further inspired by the soul behind the work.
Maiyet is deeply committed to forging partnerships with artisans globally and has entered into a strategic partnership with Nest, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses to promote entrepreneurship, prosperity and dignity in places that need it most.
Blending a passion for world travel and a background in design, Renee Sheppard of Marin County, California launched her captivating jewelry line in 2010.
In the spirit of her vision Renee created a line of fine, yet attainably priced jewelry combining exquisite black and white pave diamonds, oxidized sterling silver, gold, and natural stone beads selected from around the world for a look that can be worn every day, for any occasion, by every woman.
Each piece is hand made and designed to work in harmony with each other. Long wrapping necklaces, stackable rings and bangles, triple wrapping bracelets, and diamond encrusted earrings layer beautifully for a look that is as easy to wear with jeans and sandals as well as on the Red Carpet.
Gandini studied Medieval History at University, then went on to design jewelry for Missoni and Costume National, before launching his own range of beautifully crafted jewelry made in Milan, Italy.
Ronald shares his life between paris and berlin, feeding himself with urban cultures, music, architecture...The spirit of his work reveals his passion for music. He speaks of the the close relationship between musics trends and dress codes used a sign of belonging to and identification with a movement. His leather accessory collection is exclusively make in France and includes belts, bracelets, suspenders, harnesses, and bags. The leather Ronald uses has a waxed adn natural consistency and is full-grain and vegetally tanned. Inspired by traditional methods and know-how, all piees are fully lined iwth the same quality of leather in order to give them sturdiness and longevity.
or over 20 years, Jill Platner has created jewelry and sculpture. Since 1993 her work has been sold worldwide, including Barneys New York (who purchased her thesis collection) and Twist in Portland, Oregon. In 1998 she opened a shop on SoHo’s Crosby Street. The space has not only served as a retail outlet for her jewelry, but a gallery for her sculpture as well.
At the center of Jill’s work is a fluid sense of movement, inspired by both organic and urban forms. Jewelry designs are conceived with an innate sense of how they will look and feel on the body. Hinged pieces drape like fabric, and hammered metals beg to be picked up and felt. Every piece has a unique physical presence and tactile quality. A simple elegance underscores everything Jill does.
This elegant design philosophy also carries over into her sculpture. Even at a towering 20 feet, forms defy their own size and transcend the weight of the metals they are made from. Each piece is an interactive exploration of natural movement and form.
For Jill, no matter what the scale of the work, the process remains an intimate one. Every piece, large or small, is hand made locally with a keen eye to detail, ensuring the highest level of quality and the singular passion for craftsmanship for which Jill is known.
Gioia is a fine jewelry collection from the Czech Republic which exudes everyday minimalist luxe. Created by Pavlina Nemcova, a model, actress, producer, philanthropist and designer from Decin in the Czech Republic. The Gioia fine jewelry collection is handcrafted in 18k rose gold, yellow gold and diamonds. The collection includes delicate gold finger chains, diamond ear cuffs, flush set diamond hoops and mini diamond hoops. We love just a touch of gold to the hand in the finger chain and the ear cuffs layered all up the ear. Beautiful.
Jennifer Fisher has managed to do a hell of a lot in the last eight and half years. From styling celebrities, to having a baby, to having another baby, to starting her own business, to launching a website, and designing a jewelry collection coveted by celebrities and accessories editors alike, Fisher has been busy. -Elle.com