Simply beautiful and classically romantic Philippa Roberts Jewelry makes a woman feel purely feminine.
Born in South Africa to a jewelry-making family Philippa was naturally drawn to working with metals and stones. She graduated from Miami University (in Ohio) with a BFA in metal design and photography. With California calling she moved to San Francisco in 1995 to start her career in jewelry design. She started by working for different designers to develop and hone her skills and to learn how to run a small business. Philippa established her first studio in her home in 1996. What started as a basement business has developed into a larger design studio.
Her daily walks along the coast of the Pacific Ocean with her husband Brian's daughter Charlotte and their dog Maggie inspire much her creativity. From the clean blue stones in many of her pieces to the simple replication of a dragonfly on a necklace, her work stems from the nature around her. Yet she also incorporates a feeling of the urban with lines and patterns that imitate architecture and design seen around the city. Having started with a basic sterling silver and pearl design she has expanded her line by integrating silver and gold with different colored stones adding texture shape and hue to many of her designs. Philippa creates all the original pieces by carving in wax or fabricating in metal.
Using silver as her main medium Philippa creates necklaces bracelets rings and earrings that can be worn formally or informally with an appeal to all ages.