Natural Beauty


Natural beauty comes in all forms, in the bareness of a woman’s face, the sweeping landscape of our earth’s vistas, the colors of a sunset and in a precious metal that came crashing down to earth 4 billion years ago: GOLD. We talk about gold jewelry here a lot from what it means to us to where we wear it. I’m always inspired by what designers do with these natural elements, how they create magic with something that traveled across the universe and existed here before mankind.

Modeled by my own natural beauty muse Alli Lanier here are 5 new jewelry designers I’m finding inspiring these days to watch~

Temple St. Clair

Temple St. Clair began, like many great works of art, in Florence, Italy in 1986. A city where the namesake designer still draws inspiration from stating, “Each object that I create carries the soul of the history of the artisans of Florence.” With her signature cocktail rings, rock crystal amulets and elegant gold work, this very chic woman has created a line of jewelry that is collected by in-the-know women that appreciate the balance of art, history and craftsmanship.

Above cover~ 18K Gold Classic Horizontal Oval Ring with Blue Sapphire & Diamond Granulation

Below~ Royal Blue Moonstone & Diamond 18K Gold Bella Bangle


Below~ 18K Gold Owl Face Post Earring with Diamonds



Above~ 18K Gold Bombe Ring with Royal Blue Moonstone & Diamond

Below~ 18K Gold Classic Cabochon Peridot & Diamond Granulation Earrings


Below~ {right} 18K Gold Pavé Ring with Diamonds

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Elena Votsi

She is a modern day Greek Jewelry designer who has placed no limit on her imagination. From designing the 2004 Athens Olympic Medal to rings that win awards for couture design, she takes gold and bends it into places of modern art and story telling of this time.

Below~ 18K Gold Ribbon RingNatural_Beauty__12

Pamela Love

New York City based jewelry designer hits all the key points in today’s conversations- her designs are centered around sustainability using only localized production, ethically sourced gemstones and semiprecious stones, and mostly recycled metals. Her collections would fall on the cool kids, the kind of people you see dancing free at Coachella, nature babies, and is just so rock’n’roll too…

Below~Gold & Pave Diamond Arrowhead Ring




Designer Robert Keith attracts the most interesting of stories as well as collectors of his L.A. based jewelry line. Let’s start with the name- Hoorsenbuhs. Hoorsenbuhs was a 16th century Dutch trading ship sailed by his ancestors. Before becoming a jewelry deisgner and founding Hoorsenbuhs, Keith was a fashion photographer. In 2013 he collaborated with Jay Z on THIS for Barney’s.

Below~ Gold Tri Link Necklace


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Janis Savitt

  This designer’s resume is classic: Van Cleef, Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren to name a few of the houses she has designed for and if that wasn’t impressive enough, fans of her namesake line Janis Savitt include Angelina Jolie, Emma Watson and Beyoncé. She is most known for her geometric designs, stackable rings and cuffs and modern approach.

Below~ Diamond & Gold Star Burst Earrings



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