Jess discovered her love for jewelry early on after inheriting a few of her grandmother's vintage pieces. Elegant and exceptionally crafted, they held the charm of a different era, becoming pieces of constant inspiration.
Jess' work focuses on craft and timelessness — its jewelry for living in and living with, points of connection and classic beauty for the modern era. This sentiment is expressed in her tagline, jewelry for how it should be worn: never taken off. The collections contextualize the timelessly familiar with the contemporary, pairing jewelry with references from art history, color theory, and modern culture, considering pieces of fine jewelry as talismans for carrying in everyday life.
J. Hannah is based in Downtown Los Angeles, and the jewelry is hand made by independent manufacturers. Pieces are made from 100% post consumer recycled 14k gold or sterling silver, and all gemstones are recycled or ethically sourced. Sustainability is prioritized in each design, creating heirloom pieces destined for a lifetime of wear, circumventing the ephemeral lifespan of trend based design.