Meet Jennifer Dawes Design
Jennifer Dawes launched her collection Jennifer Dawes Design in 2000 and has since evolved to become one of the main proponents of sustainable jewelry while also creating pieces that are magical to wear. Each piece combines her love of ancient civilizations with what is happening right now in culture and design. All her work is hand-made, fabricated and finished at her studio in rural Sonoma County, California.
Lazer Wolf Diamonds
Jennifer Dawes Design has also been utilizing Lazer Wolf diamonds since 2013. Lewis “Lazer” Wolf is one of the best, most internationally celebrated diamond cutters and has cut some of the most important diamonds in the world. His work on the Hope of Africa diamond and featured work in The Smithsonian are some of the most celebrated diamonds in the world. Lazer Wolf studies the rough diamond and cuts it the way it is meant to be cut. making the most of its natural beauty and giving it unparalleled fire and brilliance. His diamonds have a heritage and a story that starts in the mine and continues to the lucky finger that receives it. His philosophy is “perfectly imperfect” which is an excellent parallel to the design styles of Jennifer Dawes Designs.
Tell a little about yourself
I am originally from New York, right outside the city in a little town called Rye. I have been interested in art my whole life and dreamed about being a fashion designer. That dream changed when I touched metal for the first time. I knew I wanted to be a metalsmith/ jewelry designer since I was 18 years old.
Why did you become a designer?
The process of dreaming up an idea, building it and manifesting this idea into reality is a magical journey that gives me a great joy. I love what I do! I feel that I am one of the luckiest people on the planet.
What influences your collection and style?
There are so many things that influence me, but if I were to pinpoint it, I have a love for imperfect perfection. I love to see the history of an object through one’s hands and stories. As far as the design process I am very prolific as I am able to draw inspiration, build inspiration, and dream up inspiration.
What does your collection mean to you?
My collection is a record of my explorations in design through time. I have about 18 different collections that I go back into and update and explore further.
What do you hope customers feel/ take away from your jewelry collection?
I hope my customers fall in love! My collections are very dreamy. I want my customers to look down at their hands, wrist, ears and neck and swoon every time they see their piece.
What brought you to partner with Robert Goodman Jewelers?
I love working with family-owned stores! Robert Goodman is very progressive with their assortment of designers and work. JDD appeals to a younger demographic that I think Robert Goodman will enjoy. We look so forward to a flourishing relationship with them.