As a child growing up in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, I knew very little about my grandmother from Boston. The only item I had of hers was a small yellow jewelry box. The box was filled with sparkly necklaces, brooches, and clip-on earrings, a child’s dream.
I draped myself in her jewels and pretended I lived in a different age. The personal story of a women I’d never met came together for me when I imagined how she must have looked and felt in her jewelry.
My story is heavily influenced by memories of the places that mean the most to me: India, with the bursting magenta and mustard yellow of a flowing sari; Maine, where cobalt blue waves crash on granite ledges, and Tuscany, with its golden wheat fields.
These far-flung locales, colors, and textures tell my story and inspire my timeless designs, which would be equally appropriate accents for a woman bundled in wool, watching the sunset on a frosty hill, or for a best friend, mother, or bride, holding a champagne flute aloft at a wedding.I’ve learned that every woman has a story to tell. Our stories rise out of our life experiences, from our moods, to our family histories and our travels.
A woman’s jewelry helps share her story with the world.
I work with my clients to create the perfect piece of jewelry. Each piece of Meg Hannan jewelry is designed and proudly constructed by me in the U.S.A. The materials are a combination of vintage and contemporary elements, sterling silver and 14k gold-filled findings, semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, and any other natural materials that inspire me…and hopefully you.