Pippa Small

London, England

London based designer Pippa Small believes every stone or shell has a magical story to tell. Enchanted by these tiny portable works of art, Pippa strives to find a way to allow them to speak in her jewelry. Beloved by jewelry aficionados from all over the world, Pippa’s designs bring a fresh and authentic perspective that is a delight to experience.

Pippa completed a Masters in Medical Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Her interests in human rights among minorities, indigenous peoples and tribal groups led her to work with grass roots local organisations in Borneo, Thailand and India, looking at ways of protecting indigenous lands, knowledge and biodiversity.

Her aesthetic is informed by her lifelong passion of traveling, particularly to Jaipur, Rwanda, Chile and Kabul. As her travels began to inspire her distinctive jewellery designs, Pippa soon gathered a following of admirers. This traveling led not only to her design inspiration but also to her production model. The artisans that bring her designs to life are sourced from the small communities of her travels. Their livelihood and traditional artistry is at the forefront of her company. Pippa opened her first shop in 2007 in Notting Hill in London and soon after opened a shop in Santa Monica, California.

Pippa holds the firm conviction that the importance of safe and creative jobs, reinforcing a sense of cultural identity and tradition through jewellery is hugely important. In so many parts of the world there are so few opportunities and a complex mix of the impacts of climate change and conflict are forcing people from their homes. A job, and giving a sense of pride and accomplishment, provides vital alternatives.

Pippa was named ambassador of the human rights organisation Survival International and awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2013 for ethical jewellery and charity work. She won Ethical Jeweller of the Year and the prestigious Walpole Corporate Social Responsibility award in 2016. Pippa was also named winner of the Green Sustainability Award by Town and Country magazine. She continues to venture further in exploring ways of making jewellery, reviving traditional skills and techniques in communities in Central and South America, Southern Africa, Asia and the middle East.

Margery Hirschey

Denver, Colorado

Margery Hirschey is one of the new sensations of the jewelry world. Her exquisitely unique take on lapidary and gem setting has created some of the most refreshingly innovative, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces in the world. Playful and fun, artisanal and luxurious, Margery’s creations feature unexpected shapes and breathtaking color combinations. Each piece is made entirely of 100% recycled 18k and 22k gold and hand cut stones.

Trained as a fine artist and having studied couture dressmaking with the late New York couturier, Charles Kliebacker, Margery launched her jewelry line in 2008. Special gems are paired with silver and gold, making for an easy elegance that can be dressed up or down. Each piece is a work of art inspired by ancient goldsmithing but with a very modern sensibility, designed for today’s very modern woman.

Today Margery makes jewelry from her studio in Denver, Colorado. Margery believes in designing while inspired by the natural world. The irregularity you see in the gold margins she creates around the raw beauty of the stones mirrors the irregularities you find in nature. Through an artistic eye for color pairings and the use of thoughtful asymmetry, the natural beauty of the materials is able to truly shine. Each piece has a free-wheeling and playful energy. Her jewelry is a perfect union of art and fashion.

Pippa Small

London, England

London based designer Pippa Small believes every stone or shell has a magical story to tell. Enchanted by these tiny portable works of art, Pippa strives to find a way to allow them to speak in her jewelry. Beloved by jewelry aficionados from all over the world, Pippa’s designs bring a fresh and authentic perspective that is a delight to experience.

Pippa completed a Masters in Medical Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Her interests in human rights among minorities, indigenous peoples and tribal groups led her to work with grass roots local organisations in Borneo, Thailand and India, looking at ways of protecting indigenous lands, knowledge and biodiversity.

Her aesthetic is informed by her lifelong passion of traveling, particularly to Jaipur, Rwanda, Chile and Kabul. As her travels began to inspire her distinctive jewellery designs, Pippa soon gathered a following of admirers. This traveling led not only to her design inspiration but also to her production model. The artisans that bring her designs to life are sourced from the small communities of her travels. Their livelihood and traditional artistry is at the forefront of her company. Pippa opened her first shop in 2007 in Notting Hill in London and soon after opened a shop in Santa Monica, California.

Pippa holds the firm conviction that the importance of safe and creative jobs, reinforcing a sense of cultural identity and tradition through jewellery is hugely important. In so many parts of the world there are so few opportunities and a complex mix of the impacts of climate change and conflict are forcing people from their homes. A job, and giving a sense of pride and accomplishment, provides vital alternatives.

Pippa was named ambassador of the human rights organisation Survival International and awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2013 for ethical jewellery and charity work. She won Ethical Jeweller of the Year and the prestigious Walpole Corporate Social Responsibility award in 2016. Pippa was also named winner of the Green Sustainability Award by Town and Country magazine. She continues to venture further in exploring ways of making jewellery, reviving traditional skills and techniques in communities in Central and South America, Southern Africa, Asia and the middle East.

Yasuko Azuma

Brooklyn, New York

Yasuko Azuma’s collection focuses on earthly delights such as the changing of the seasons. Each of her creations is hand-carved and hand-finished. She describes her “diamond dust” texture as “trying to capture the moment on an icy cold day in winter when the motion in the air sparkles when it freezes.” Yasuko replicates this feeling with light hammering which creates a subtle glimmer through the matte finish.

TAP by Todd Pownell

Cleveland, Ohio

The jewelry designs behind TAP by Todd Pownell are the pique of craftsmanship and creativity—a unified result of the talents and experiences of Todd Pownell, Debra Rosen and their small team working out of Cleveland, Ohio. TAP’s root aesthetic is a romantic, sophisticated celebration of natural elements. The routinely elegant designs are enhanced by the prioritization of moral practices. As responsible jewelers, they exercise social and environmental responsibility by exclusively using ethically-mined stones and metals, maintaining a healthy work environment and managing their studio operations with green practices. 

TAP evolved from the varied combined experiences of its founders, Todd and Debra. Todd is a technically trained goldsmith and graduate gemologist with fine jewelry historical knowledge. Debra’s experience is rooted in the European studio atelier practice and its jewelry fine art traditions. Together as a couple they merged their complementary perceptions to the romantic aesthetic that identifies the TAP jewelry design sophistication. 

Todd’s signature design is the “upside-down” or reverse set diamond. This method reveals an alternative way the diamond can capture and reflect light at unexpected, oblique angles. The materiality of light and dark is a key concept in the designs, as Todd experiments with the relationship between the two. Another key element in the work is the rugged versus the refined; a juxtaposition that creates an inherent balance within a piece. Distinguished metals and gemstones are beautiful not only because of sheen or lustrous color but in their ultimate molecular structure, an evocation of mystery, and the fast-changing yet eternal conditions of the natural world.

Anaconda

Milan, Italy

Throughout her career, Monica Rossi’s designs have been informed by a deep love for displaying precious gems in the softest and most elegant of lights. Established in 1987, her brand, Anaconda, has evolved from a small accessories and clothing boutique into an extraordinary line of delicate, but powerful jewelry.

Monica specifically specializes in tracery, a technique that builds intricate designs within her work through the interlocking of thin gold or silver ribs. The motifs ultimately echo a marriage between Baroque and Gothic architecture and Victorian and Rococo masterpieces with looping floral and leaf carvings and dainty cut-outs. The delicacy in her pieces are balanced by a subtle harmony in the geometric inclusions.

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