San Francisco, CA
Inspiration : Nature, organic textures and unique materials like oxidized cobalt chrome
What you should know : For Sarah, design is all about contrasts. Nowhere is that better exemplified than in her unusual combinations of metals, which is a signature of hers. While expertly trained in goldsmithing, she has also delved into experimenting with other metals, settling upon oxidized cobalt chrome,a kind of steel that has a matte black appearance and is actually 60% lighter than gold.
Sarah artfully juxtaposes her blackened cobalt chrome with 18k yellow, rose and white gold, adding in white and cognac diamonds, and sometimes pearls. She also has an obvious love of translating natural shapes and organic wonders into jewelry design. Each piece from the slimmest stacking ring to her largest links has a naturalistic texture.
"To get a 'random' or 'organic' look, one must measure and layout carefully."