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Susan Hamilton Meier, Sunlit Fine Jewelry Founder

Sunlit Fine Jewelry is created by Susan Hamilton Meier. Susan has been creating handmade fine gold jewelry in New York City for over 20 years.

 

Lit up by the golden treasures of ancient Egypt as a child and trained as a painter and sculptor, Susan studied art history at Dartmouth College, where she fell in love with modernists like Calder and Albers. She started her career in New York City at Sotheby's Jewelry, surrounded by the most extraordinary jewels in the world, and a lifelong passion was ignited.

ABOUT

 

Susan's visual art practice explores pattern, mark-making, and experimentation with materials, and early on she expanded into precious metals. She briefly studied granulation at Jewelry Arts, and then discovered wax carving at the Fred de Vos workshop. Her studio practice has taken her on location to the pyramids and deserts of Mexico, Chile, Laos, Nepal, Ethiopia, Morocco, Egypt, and beyond, and the visual language of those landscapes  is drawn into her designs.

With Sunlit Fine Jewelry, this award-winning visual artist translates her aesthetic into wearable art. Inspired by the sun, each statement piece is crafted using high karat gold and vibrant gemstones. Susan sculpts and textures each piece by hand in her New York City studio.

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Sunlit Fine Jewelry

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I think of my process as painting with fire.

Each piece starts as a tiny wax sculpture that I carve by hand and imprint with texture using hot metal tools. Every stroke is intentional, harnessing the feeling I want to create.

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OUR MARK

is inspired by the Egyptian goddess Hathor, mother of the sun, who adorns her head with a sun disk held between two horns.

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Jewelry is the most exciting medium I have encountered as an artist. 

It’s wearable. It's intimate. Your choice of jewelry expresses who you are and each piece carries with it a part of your history. 

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