Jewellery is a very personal thing because it’s worn so close to the body – is that a big factor in your design in terms of form and material?
Yes, we design jewellery for how it should be worn – never taken off. It must be comfortable and versatile above all else, and I consider all this very carefully when designing the collections. We also get a lot of very personal customer emails – anything from clueless significant others who need advice on a gift for their loved one, to avid collectors who want to make sure that the piece they choose will harmonise with jewellery they already wear. We find ourselves in many intimate conversations about how to best symbolise relationships and personal milestones with our designs. I cherish these exchanges, because they really help inform what J. Hannah means to our customers, and why we design these pieces.
You share a diverse world of imagery and inspiration in your journal, how do you research and discover new things? What makes you excited to share these?
I assiduously monitor Craigslist, and I’m a dedicated patron of all the local flea markets. Sometimes I will find something inspiring that I want to share with our readers. This is to provide context and create more of a community. Add extra points of connection and conversation that circle around the brand. Yes we love jewellery but we are interested in so many other things that we feel it’s important to share.