I love to design timeless jewelry that is also made ethically and sustainably, here in the US, by women for women. I have worked hand-in-hand with a woman-owned manufacturer in Los Angeles for over 15 years. I must admit, I have looked elsewhere. I found several manufactures in India that claimed they also made sustainable jewelry. However, the quality never compared to Silva’s, my LA co-designer and manufacturer.
Who is Laura Elizabeth?
Laura Elizabeth jewelry is more than just a brand, it is an extension of me. Before starting Laura Elizabeth jewelry, I worked as a nanny, caring for young children, and would often take the kids out into nature. One of our regular activities was comparing various plants; their appearance, their smell, and their texture. This was eye-opening and inspiring both for the children, and for me. I wanted to capture their child-like wonder with the world and set out to create a line of nature-inspired jewelry that is both sustainable and durable enough to be worn around kids.
One day, while I was on a run enjoying the incredible nature of Southern California, I spotted a Dusty Miller plant. It surprised me how many times I had walked past this plant without seeing its unique beauty. I surrendered to my own childlike wonderment in that moment, and was inspired to design my first cuff. To this day, with each piece of jewelry I make, I draw from my experiences inspired by nature. I love hikes, walks on the beach, and traveling. Moments like these, ones that artists often refer to as divinely inspired moments, were what inspired me to create Laura Elizabeth.