High jewels used to be reserved for black tie events and bank vaults; today that is no longer the case, thanks to three talented designers who are making precious gems must have accessories for everyday. Design stars Jade Jagger and Sara Beltran are working with artisans in Jaipur India to create modern masterpieces from precious stones and centuries old artisanal craft. In Kenya photographer turned designer Liz Gilbert is a woman with a mission, empowering every piece in her Shompole jewelry collection with the power to give back to animal conservation. We are thrilled to introduce you to these talented design stars and even more excited about wearing their covetable creations this holiday season.
The daughter of Mick and Bianca, Jade Jagger treads her own creative path, regardless of her rock star pedigree. Trained as a painter and now bridging creative industries, Jagger is jeweler, interior designer and creative director. As an esteemed jeweler, she has directed Asprery & Garrard and opened a hip beach boutique in Goa. Most recently, Jagger was asked to redesign Guerlains most famous perfume, Shalimar. The result of this project was bejeweled bottles embellished with polki diamonds and sapphires. Drawing inspiration from traditional Indian materials and her contemporary jet-set lifestyle, Jagger?s pieces are a mash up of boldly cut stones and a centuries old enamel technique and diamonds.
Mexican designer Sara Beltran splits her time between Jaipur India and NYC. Inspired by seaside tropics and a surfer girl lifestyle, Sara pushes the boundaries to create a cool fine jewelry collection that mixes luxe materials with shark teeth, fossils and shells. Embedding giant polki diamonds and pairing her own one of a kind (and most luxurious) necklaces, diamond earrings and bangles with cut offs and tee shirts, Sara is her own greatest muse, exuding a sense of unpretentious causal elegance while sporting over 60 carats of emeralds and diamonds.
Handcrafted by artisans in Africa, Shompole's jewelry is classical and meaningful, each piece starts with a mission to give back. Photojournalist, Liz Gilbert created Shompole to continue the work she started in Africa when she first arrived on assignment in Kenya. Shompole's collection is timeless and powerful. A gold signet ring showcases lions roaming under a ruby red sun while golden elephants cross the savannah by moonlight on a polished cow horn cuff. Working in close collaboration with the Shompole Lodge and the David Sheldrick Trust elephant orphanage and now BORN Free, in support of lion conservation work in Africa. You can look good and do good, this holiday, all sales support animal conservation programs in Kenya.