#JoiedeJewels

 
Spotlight on Jewelry

Conversations with jewelry designers, providing an insider perspective into the designers' lives and minds, creating another avenue to connect with not only the jewelry, but the creators of said pieces.

 

joie de jewels (n): 

Exuberant enjoyment of all that sparkles.

KARA STROPE

To this Tuscaloosa-based jewelry designers, her vintage coin pendants are the jewelry pieces that make her the happiest, “I like to imagine stories about where they went and who they belonged to! For instance, a Nigerian coin and what it was used to purchase.”

JULIE LAMB

“Freedom, options and dancing,” is how this New York-based jewelry designer defines joy.

HARWELL GODFREY

To this San Francisco-based fine jewelry designer, empower means “giving someone power or authority to do something. As a woman of color in the jewelry industry I hope to inspire and empower other women of color who want to be a part of this world.” 

KURT PIO

According to this Capetonian artist, "I like empowerment because it comes from within, you don’t have to study or get a degree to feel empowered. It is free for everyone to take on, it doesn’t cost them anything."

GEM STEADY

“Enjoying life and not taking yourself too seriously,” is how Kentucky native Brittany and co-founder of the Bay Area based husband and wife jewelry company defines joy.

MIRTA DE GISBERT

Celebrating a year in business! Mirta feels strongest after overcoming an obstacle or conquering a fear. 

EMILY P. WHEELER

Self-accomplishment and a sense of self-worth give this LA-based jewelry designer more confidence than anything else.

ANNA MONET

The creative energy of the Bay Area motivated this Moscow native to start her own jewelry company.

STARLING

"Not overthinking and trusting yourself," is how this LA-based jewelry designer defines confidence.

CARBON & HYDE

Empowered means independence and running your own business to this LA-based sister power duo.

COCOACENTRIC

According to this San Francisco-based jewelry designer, "Empowered means that confidence, intelligence and fierce determination are the only tools I need to achieve anything I set my mind too."

WALTERS FAITH

This New York-based fine jewelry power duo feels strongest when wearing rings and bold statement earrings.

SOPHIE BIRGITT

The London-based fine jewelry designer, hailing from Belgium, is a trained goldsmith who firmly believes that in order to understand what is viable in jewelry design, you need to properly understand metal.

JOYERÍA CASA MUNOA

This San Sebastian-based third generation jeweler feels strongest when he is armed with this solitaire rings and surrounded by his husband.  

JEZEBEL LONDON

"Pinky rings add confidence and ear cuffs give you an edge," says Turkish native and co-founder of fine jewelry brand, Jezebel London.                         

DUBINI

Confidence to this Italian fine jewelry designer is an attitude towards life and how you feel about yourself.          

HALLEH

The New York-based fine jewelry designer, hailing from Iran, feels strongest when she is surrounded by her family and her pinkies are armed with her rings.                     

AMY BURTON

Rings are this London-based fine jewelry designer's armor of choice, making her feel empowered and ready to take on whatever the world is going to throw at her.

DANIELLE ZINO

Israeli native and New York-based fine jewelry designer feels strongest when she is armed with her grandmother's diamond studs and is surrounded by her loved ones.