My love affair with Jillian Simmang’s jewelry began when I walked in the Savannah Red show at Austin Fashion Week last year. I was completely smitten with her statement-making pieces that effortlessly fuse vintage whimsy with… well, anything that happens to strike her fancy. Jillian’s authentic, yet timeless, aesthetic is uber feminine, oh-so glamorous and at the very top of my Christmas list.
“I am fortunate enough to have a family that embraces creativity and artistic expression. My mother would often have art books laying around, and at fifteen I received a photography book featuring lots of images from the 1920′s. In 2010, when I first started designing jewelry, I wanted to recreate vintage pieces while incorporating my own style. This collection is the culmination of my desire to witness 20′s demure meets strong warrioress-inspired body jewelry. There’s nothing that excites me more than knowing that I have created someones “perfect” piece.”
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, every girl needs a little Simmang in her life…
Vintage flower posts with a combination of new and vintage pearls, copper and vintage yellow accents.
Vintage pearl and chain, purple and brass floral accents with clip cuff on left earring.
Mid century focal gold and turquoise piece, accented with purple beads, blue crystals and Parisian coral pendants.
Orange glass bead and brown pearl encrusted choker with pendant featuring vintage topaz and amber stones, chain and large unique shaped brass focal.
Vintage topaz and amber glass with brass surround on two adjustable rings.
Vintage pearl rows at alternating choker and princess lengths connected by vintage brass links to chain at alternating opera and lariat lengths. Featuring rose quartz and glass beads, vintage pink stone brooch turned pendant and bone elephant pendant with glass chandelier drop.
Greek Key style metallic focal with swag silver and gold links, accented with pearls, orange coral, brass medallions and vintage rosettes drop. Features a lobster clasp closer on adjustable length links.
Vintage pearls and coral rosette focal with silver and gold chains.
RIVER RUN BODY
Vintage rhinestone front with yellow glass teardrop beads complete with mother of pearl sticks, pearls and stones beads swagging from vintage brass chain connected to long shell beads on the shoulder. On back (not pictured): Triple swag chain meets in middle of back with bone seahorse accent.
Triple touch body jewelry with gold chain ring and silver adjustable ring connecting to large brass and pearl focal by chain and red agate beads. From pearl focal, fives chains connected by pearls, Czech glass beads and clasps to adjustable brass floral and chain piece that rests right below the elbow.
SHOW ME YOURS
Vintage 20′s shoe buckle turned ring with agate stone and rhinestone focal. Features 2 adjustable rings for ease of fit.
Headdress featuring jeweled bangs of vintage pearls and turquoise stone chips on a silver bead and chain headband. Meeting at the temples are vintage 20′s rhinestone shoe clips lead by chain into turquoise stone beads and sterling bead caps with mixed bead and chain tassels.
Intricate shin length scarf featuring a mix of vintage brass and metal findings, hand-threaded tassels, rhinestones, glass beads, pearls, chain and finished with large fringe tassels of thread, beads, chain and topaz and amber stones caps.