Influenced by the natural world around her, Los Angeles designer Margaret Solow is known for collections featuring tiny, colorful stones hanging from a simple thin cord. Reducing her designs to the most simple visual form enables each gem to be the focal point. Embracing the imperfections inherent in natural objects, she chooses gemstones for their organic beauty rather than their flawlessness.
She finds inspiration from art, travel, philosophy, and nature. Whether it is a modern painting, a bird resting on a branch, or the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, her jewelry expresses these elements by distilling them to the simplest visual form. She has been called the 'anti-bling' designer because of her understated approach and use of natural materials. Integral to her business is a deep commitment to responsible manufacturing practices, which includes using sustainable elements and non-conflict gemstones to create her handmade jewelry.