It’s no secret how much I adore jewelry.
From earrings and necklaces to bracelets and rings, I really don’t discriminate. Sure, the chunky pieces can be fun from time to time, but it’s the dainty, everyday ones that truly draw me in. Sarah McGuire, who happens to be the New York-schooled, Chicago-based designer and metalsmith behind just such collection, finds inspiration in organic forms, manmade curiosities, and modernist design. Having grown up in New England, she spent many of her summers on the beaches of Cape Cod and coastal Connecticut, collecting objects, and absorbing the landscape that would later inform her work.
Today, her talented team of four creates each piece of jewelry by using recycled metal, which are primarily high-karat gold and sterling, and then mixes it with linen, leather, rough gemstones, and diamonds that are all conflict-free and responsibly sourced. With its emphasis on both design and craftsmanship, Sarah’s raw and edgy line rewards scrutiny without ever clamoring for attention. Her goal is to make timeless items that can be treasured for years to come. My personal favorite would have to be the hammered gold band dotted in tiny diamonds. However, it transforms entirely when paired alongside the delicate solitaire. I’m also head-over-heels in love with the branch-like ring strung with black diamonds.
You can see all these pieces for yourself at her studio in the handsome timber loft just along Chicago’s Ravenswood Corridor!