Meet Sarah Graham
Sarah Graham has always been passionate about working with her hands, especially when she is using metals to make her jewelry. Her primary influences are nature and texture, expertly combining the two elements to create pieces that are unique, yet universal in their appeal.
Sarah partners with Robert Goodman Jewelers because of how personable and engaged we are. She can tell we share her passion for her jewelry and for the story behind each piece.
Additional jewelry collections from Sarah Graham.
Tell a little about yourself
I was born and raised in Northern California, and have since lived all up and down the West Coast, as far south as San Diego and as far north as Portland, Oregon. I currently live in San Francisco and I run my jewelry design and manufacturing business out of my Dogpatch Neighborhood studio.
Why did you become a designer?
The idea of making some THING, with my hands and metal and fire…it’s all so tactile and satisfying! I had a jeweler do a little work for me when I was just out of college, and I couldn’t stop going back even after the project was done. I just wanted to learn more, and I wanted to do it myself! He ended up hiring me and giving my first bench lessons. I also love metal…I am fascinated especially by the dichotomy that is gold – how can something so dense and hard feel and look so rich and soft? It makes no sense, but I’m not the only one who would describe it as such.
What influences your collection and style?
Nature and texture are my primary influences. I am not big on color, I prefer a subtle palate that is super rich in detail, and I like to show people nature in ways they haven’t ever seen it before. For example, our Sea Urchin collection shows the teeth that urchins have when they are live, but most people don’t even know they have teeth because they fall out when the urchin dies.
What does your collection mean to you?
My collection is an expression of not just my love of jewelry, but also of making things with my hands, and my interest in science and technology. I have always loved business as well, and this career lets me bounce around between all these facets of life.
How do you hope your collection affects others?
I hope they feel engaged and learn something, perhaps about metals and jewelry, or perhaps about biology or history. I want them to be fascinated. The depth of the story behind each collection is limited only by my customer’s level of interest…I can go on and on about how I came to each design and what it means to me. I also hope it makes them feel not just beautiful, but unique, and that it makes them tap into their inner creativity. No one wears my jewelry who doesn’t have at least a little artist in them!