Elizabeth Thompson, lead designer and founder of Elizabeth Knight Jewelry (named for her grandmothers) cultivated her hand-crafting roots in Savannah before launching her Brooklyn-based brand. Defying the constraints of conventional beauty, her pieces pose questions about the essence of beauty, what defines it and how it is interpreted into fashion and accessorizing. Incorporating nature’s figures into her pieces, her work produces pieces that are sublimely grotesque, contrasting life’s deliberate mortality against the divine intricacy of creatures.

View samples from her six collections here.

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