As a celebrity stylist and costume designer, Gillian Steinhardt has scoured the globe for jewelry; always in search for that perfect piece to compliment the whole. And many times, that perfect piece resided only in her mindʼs eye. Unable to ﬁnd a ring or a bracelet or a necklace to complete her vision, she went about creating her own. It was from this pioneering spirit -- and a fortuitous chance encounter -- her line of fashion jewelry was born.
Gillian has always been creatively motivated. She has earned Fine Arts degrees in fashion design, art history and textile art, studied loom weaving in Mexico and metal smithing in New York. In the spring of 2011, when London-based luxury retailer, Avenue 32, spotted the one-of-a-kind pieces of her burgeoning adventures in jewelry-making, she was ready to take her talents to another level. Impressed with her pieces -- inspired by the geometry of Art Deco and the romance of ancient ruins -- they asked her to develop a full line and to go into production immediately. By September, her designs were available online alongside the most illustrious names in fashion.
Juxtaposing strong sculptural and architectural forms with the sensual glamour of the 1970s, Gillian Steinhardt Jewelry exudes a certain mystique; polished and reﬁned yet gritty and street-wise, current and modern yet heirloom and timeless. The eye-catching and exquisitely crafted pieces effortlessly compliment the sophistication of the woman who wears it. Itʼs this sort of dance -- along the razorʼs edge that separates rigor from madness, precision and chaos -- that her pieces are seen as, simply, graceful moments in metal and crystal; wearable art transcending the seasonal, the trendy, the ﬁnite, to become a part of oneʼs look, oneʼs life.
Has been worn by noted trendsetting celebrities such as Clare Danes, Erin Wasson, Jennifer Nettles, Miranda Kerr and Rachel Bilson. Has been featured in international publications including Grazia, The Independent, In Style, Glamour and Lucky.