What happens when the quintessential California beach girl becomes a jewelry designer? The answer: Wonderful things. Each piece of Sheryl Lowe’s stunning line of mystical-meets-edgy jewelry feels more like a spiritual talisman than an accessory. Lowe draws inspiration from growing up with Malibu and listening to bands like Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan while watching California sunsets. She started the line in 2006 when she wanted to make personal gifts for family members. Now, over a decade later she’s ready to expand into men’s and lifestyle pieces. Lowe stopped by our office at Spring Place to discuss her process, her favorite pieces and the art of layering. And you can win a pair of her diamond earrings, simply add the hint to your list for a chance to win!
From clockwise: The Santa Barbara coastline; Signature pave bracelets, rings and buddha necklace; Sheryl with her husband Rob Lowe and sons John and Matthew; Sheryl at home; Looks from the fall 2017 line featuring Topaz, Apatite, and Chrysocolla stones.
On her devoted and growing fan base…My clients are collectors who look for timeless pieces that they can wear from day to night. She’s the kind of woman who effortlessly transitions from daytime activities to nighttime events. She’s a traveler and culturally aware. I love to empower women to choose pieces that bring out their adventurous side and give them permission to explore a little beyond their comfort zones.
On finding inspiration… Endless inspiration from the environment around and my youth. In the beaches of Southern California, 70’s nightlife, and the power that exists in stones found in natural habitats all around me. My favorite beach is El Matador in Malibu, with the caves and raw rock arches, it’s a dream to behold at sunset. My sun pendant I designed for the spring summer line for 2018 is a literal reflection of my memories of the sunrises and sunsets of the Malibu beaches in my youth.
I am always lifted up by artists like Steely Dan, America, Fleetwood Mac and Joni Mitchell. These rock legends inspire me to mix chains and stone and create pieces with spirituality like my long silver fringe necklace with stone pendants.
Curb Chain Necklace with Chrysocolla Pendant and Mixed Curb Chain Fringe $4,200
On statement pieces as signature pieces… My personal approach to collecting jewelry is that I want to add layers for texture and interest that feel timeless and empowering. The collection is stylish without being fussy, high-fashion without being a slave to a trend. The woman who wears my pieces is spiritual and enlightened. It’s not just about one piece, it’s about creating statement of layers to be collected over time. Old and new, for individuality.
On picking favorites from her collection… My carved Labordorite Buddha and Ohm necklace that can be worn everyday with stacking bracelets mixed with pave bangles. I derive pure energy from the stones I wear and incorporate into the collection.
Blue Apatite used in Lowe’s Fall 2017 collection. Photo: Structure Minerals
On her process… I love working with natural raw stones, each one draws spirituality and energy for me.
On using symbols…The Ohm symbol is my uniform. It reminds me to allow myself to take the time to enjoy life, breathe, and feel the love around me.
On minimalism…I don’t believe in wearing one piece of jewelry, I am a Gemini after all.
On the one piece she’s dying to make…An edgy girl’s wedding band.
On how she wore jewelry as a teen…I wore beaded leather necklaces, feather earrings and stacking silver rings. I wore lots of chains, including body chains worn with a bikini. I am a California girl!
On what’s next…My collection will evolve into more of a lifestyle brand, with a men’s collection next on the horizon!
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