Sculptural gold. Organic forms. Satiny surfaces. Every Judi Powers piece is shaped by her hands so its not surprising how much they call out for your touch, like a worry stone you reach for in your pocket. After a career in book publishing, Judi began again as a jeweler, starting at the bench as a metalsmith and then studying design. She obviously made the right decision: she was recently named a Rising Star at the jewelry industry’s biggest tradeshow. All of her pieces are made with recycled metals and ethical gems. As you might expect from someone who loves books as much as she does, every piece tells a story in metals and gems.
"Flowers and trees from my Brooklyn neighborhood and beach treasures from countless summers spent in Montauk inspire the shapes and details in my jewelry. My love for understated elegance drives me to make pieces that are both luxurious and effortless to wear. I use recycled precious metals and ethically sourced diamonds and gems so that you look and feel great every time you wear a piece of my jewelry. Each of my pieces is like a diary entry about a special experience, place, person, or moment. And, when you wear my jewelry, you'll bring your story to it."
The soft matte surface of Judi’s pieces feels as beautiful as it looks. The shapes are deceptively simple but every detail is considered: the graceful undulation of a bangle like the ripple in a pond, the curve of a leaf reaching for the sun, the tumbled edges of a ring like a stone smoothed by the waves. The natural shapes of gem crystals, the subtle sparkle of rose cut gems: everything she creates has the easy luxury of a fine cashmere sweater.