Native New Yorker Pamela Love began making jewelry in her Brooklyn apartment in 2007. Since then, she has created a full production facility and design studio in Manhattan’s garment district.
The line is committed to sustainability and localized production. All gemstones and semiprecious stones are ethically sourced and almost all metal used is recycled. The entire jewelry-‐making process, from design to sampling to full-‐scale production, is completed domestically with the majority of it done in-‐house at Pamela Love’s Manhattan studio.
Jewelry design was not Pamela Love’s original path. She received her BFA in Experimental Film and Art Direction from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. After graduation, she worked as an art director and painting assistant to renowned painter Francesco Clemente. Her background in cinema and the arts continues to inform her designs.
Pamela Love’s creations are deeply spiritual and intuitive. She is heavily influenced by astronomy, astrology, alchemy, botany, the American Southwest and the architecture of her home, New York City. While her inspirations are steeped in American folklore, she also incorporates traditional tribal artisan patterns from North Africa, Mexican folk art, and medieval European iconography into her designs, resulting in her own immediately recognizable aura of modern urban mysticism.
Collaborations and Awards
Pamela Love has collaborated with a wide range of acclaimed and emerging artists, designers, and retail brands. Noteworthy collaborations include: Creatures of the Wind, Monique Lhuillier, Zadig & Voltaire, Nine West, Zac Posen, Suno, JCrew, Topshop, Rogan, and Opening Ceremony (with director Spike Jonze).
• CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design Winner 2013
• CFDA Lexus Eco Challenge for Sustainable Design Winner 2012
• CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design Nominee 2012
• CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Runner Up 2011
• CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design Nominee 2011
• Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Winner 2011
• CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist 2010