Here at Olivia Ewing Jewelry, I make mini works of art inspired by the natural world around us.
I'm known for my organic nature inspired jewelry, and my authentic hands-on approach sets me apart from the rest. Each piece I create begins by casting an element directly from nature.
I work with twigs, bark, shells, driftwood, even feathers (just about anything is castable!). Every piece is created by hand directly from the source. I never use computers. By making a mold of the twig (or bark, shell, feather...) I can create a wax model that is carefully sculpted, manipulated and carved to form a precious piece of jewelry. The result is a timeless creation that preserves the earth's preciousness. Each piece is unique, retaining all of the natural organic textures from its natural form.
Every handmade wedding jewelry piece in my shop is made to order and highly customizable. I specialize in creating a personal experience for each and every couple. Learn more about my custom pieces here.
MY ETHICAL PLEDGE
My handmade wedding jewelry is made from high quality sustainable materials. I work with only refined and recycled precious metals. This means each piece is created from reclaimed jewelry and does not support new mining of our earth's resources. I work with only trusted gemstone suppliers that can ensure the ethical sourcing of their stones. And always, each and every piece is hand crafted in the USA and made to order just for you.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Hi, I'm Olivia Ewing Shoemaker - Ewing is my middle name and I got the last name when I married my best friend and childhood playmate. Most days you'll find me in our 18th century farmhouse in Pittstown, NJ wearing my wool slippers and working in my upstairs studio space. I keep the windows open while I work so the morning breeze can bring with it the sounds of birds singing at our garden down below.
I'm the jeweler, designer and creator behind Olivia Ewing Jewelry. I'm known for my organic twig engagement rings, but I actually started out my career designing accessories for a few pretty large companies. Sitting behind my air-tight, air conditioned desk with no contact to nature and no connection with the ladies I was actually creating for left me feeling pretty bleak. When I finally left my job in 2014, I vowed to grow my business as large as I could but only to the point where I can personally get to know, interact and design for each and every one of my brides and grooms. I have an amazing and carefully selected team of suppliers and craftsmen and women all over the country that I work with on some of the more technical aspects of the jewelry making process.
My aesthetic was heavily influenced by my childhood summers spent among the amazingly unchecked growth surrounding my grandfather's cottage on the coast of Maine. An avid young collector of sea glass, driftwood and shells, the compulsive desire to gather and cherish small natural treasures is one that has never left me (my husband fondly refers to my foraging habit as 'building my squirrel's nest'). The beauty I discover in these collections forms the core identity of my brand.
I work with couples who are looking for something really unique to represent their love. Whether it's a one-of-a-kind custom piece or a made to order ring in my collection, I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with amazing people that allow me to bring them a little piece of handcrafted nature.