DESIGNER NEWS: LADY GREY
Posted on 26 July 2020
The Latest Collection by Lady Grey Jewelry
The first drop of SS20: The new Lady Grey collection features sculptural pieces finished in both Gold and Rhodium accented with freshwater Pearls in various sizes. Gold pieces paired with pearls make the perfect spring/summer accessory.
Jill Martinelli and Sabine Le Guyader met while studying Sculpture and Metalsmithing at Massachusetts College of Art, and quickly bonded over their paralleled backgrounds in the dental industry- each had learned the basics of jewelry making while working in prosthetic dentistry and orthodontics as teenagers. In contrast with their fine-arts curriculum, the duo aimed to create a fashion forward jewelry collection that would bring their progressive design philosophies to the ready-to-wear market. In 2007 they moved to New York to pursue this dream.
Lady Grey released their first collection in 2009, and within months was featured in worldwide publications including ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, W, and Vogue, and launched with the most coveted retail outlets such as Bergdorf Goodman and Selfridges. That same year, Lady Grey brought home Gen Art’s “Designer of the Year” International award in accessories.
The brand is well known for their social activism and charitable partnerships - raising and donating a portion of sales to social justice initiatives and environmental causes - as well as their focus on small scale, localized production with the majority of the collection made entirely in-house at their NYC studio. The designers retain their signature aesthetic through a distinctive use of materials and clever concepts which steadily evolve with each season.
The SS20 Collection is available for order now