Auricolari Bose Ultra Open con oro 14 carati e diamanti
Auricolari Bose Ultra Open con oro 14 carati e diamanti

Maggi Simpkins creative by nature

Her ring was the top lot at Brilliant & Black, the Sotheby’s auction dedicated exclusively to black designers, although in truth Maggi Simpkins has physical traits that could make her mistake for a Mediterranean woman. But that’s not her distinctive trait. The Portland, Oregon-born designer has followed a different path than most of her colleagues in the jewelry world. In fact, she has no traditional training in fine arts or jewelry. In short, no classic diploma from the Gia, but a lot of inspiration. Also thanks to the atmosphere breathed in the family, with creative parents by profession.

Anello con un diamante rosa di 2,43 carati circondato da rubini
Ring with a 2.43 carat pink diamond surrounded by rubies

In short, Maggi Simpkins has refined her creative process over time for her jewels, but which the designer also transfers to clothing or interior design. She lives and creates her jewelry, made to order, one-of-a-kind pieces, from her studio in Los Angeles. Although she didn’t go to design school, when she was 20 and had just dropped out of college, she designed a fashion jewelry line for a private label. The designs were purchased from BCBG and Nordstrom. Experiences in the world of jewelry that have continued with other collaborations for companies in the sector. Until she started getting enough inquiries from private individuals and in 2015 she started her own business.

Anello Peakock con un diamante taglio smeraldo, zaffiri e smeraldi
Peakock ring with an emerald-cut diamond, sapphires and emeralds

She mainly creates unconventional rings with large stones surrounded by other colored gems, with an original style. Naturally, you choose materials according to the ethical and sustainable principle. One of the latest creations is a pair of Bose Ultra Open Earbuds customized with 14k gold and diamonds for emerging artist Kenzie Ziegler.

Anello con diamante fancy yellow di 5,12 carati, assieme a diamanti bianchi e zaffiri
Ring with a 5.12 carat fancy yellow diamond, together with white diamonds and sapphires
Anello per matrimonio, pezzo unico, con diamante e turchese
Wedding ring, unique piece, with diamond and turquoise
Maggi Simpkins
Maggi Simpkins
Anello con diamante taglio pera e zaffiri
Ring with pear-cut diamond and sapphires

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