Late this summer, Diane and Lisa added another fabulously talented designer to the inventory mix at the store. Meet Jane Taylor and Cleo Zancope (Jane’s daughter) of Jane Taylor Jewelry!
If you haven’t already noticed the breathtaking selections of colored gemstone jewelry available from Jane in our showcases, stop by and try some on! You can also find some in our e-store.
Meanwhile, we asked Jane, the designer (Cleo handles sales and marketing) a few questions about inspiration and style so you could become familiar with her work. Read on to get to know Jane and her fine jewelry design aesthetic!
Cleo Zancope (lt.) and Jane Taylor (rt.) of Jane Taylor Jewelry
Diane Glynn Jewelry: For how long have you been making fine jewelry and what drew you to a career as a designer?
Jane Taylor: I was drawn to the magical sparkly aspect of jewelry as a very young child. I made my first serious piece with diamonds and emeralds at age 18.
DGJ: Describe the signature style of your jewelry. How do shoppers know a piece is yours without looking at a tag?
JT: I love mid-century modern art and design—its pared-down aesthetic has always influenced my style. I like clean and sleek looks that are highly functional, and, have lots of colored stones!
Stack of Jane Taylor gemstone rings in gold
DGJ: You do work with lots of gemstones! What are some of your favorites and why?
JT: I really love them all! At the moment, though, I’m particularly smitten with multi-color sapphires and opals.
DGJ: What are some of the most fabulous pieces you’ve ever made?
JT: Some large cuffs full of rare and irreplaceable gemstones (see the photo below for an example)!
One-of-a-kind gemstone cuff in gold
DGJ: What is the biggest compliment you have ever received for your jewelry?
JT: That people say my designs are their ‘go-to' pieces that bring them so much joy that they wear them daily and don’t take them off.
DGJ: What Jane Taylor pieces do you recommend women buy to start building their personal collection?
JT: This year, we focused on making little hoops in every color that are super wearable—from athletic clothes to evening wear. The hoops are available in a range of fabulous stones including diamonds, sapphires, turquoise, and opal and are a little chubby, a little classic, and very cool.
Huggie-style hoop earrings in gold with opals
Check out our online inventory of Jane taylor jewels for sale!