By Shanan Campbell Wells
Jewelry designer Elizabeth Showers believes that beauty is not something you see in the mirror. It is something that is inside each of us. Jewelry aside, this designer has a very compelling background that has led her on a path to ensure that women have self-confidence and avoid the pitfalls of self-doubt that can lead to dangerous eating disorders.
Elizabeth decided to work with jewelry after attending a jewelry-making class, preferring to start her own line.
"I design jewelry with the same instincts that I have brought to other aspects of my life. I want to create pieces that inspire a woman's self confidence and maker her feel beautiful."
Her goal is always the same: to create one-of-a-kind pieces that highlight a woman's individual style and encourage her self-expression, whether she is creating delicate necklaces, stylish chandelier earrings or multi-strand chokers and bracelets.
Her jewelry has not gone unnoticed, reaching the attention of over forty major publications, from Vogue to Sports Illustrated and is within the collections of celebrities, including actresses Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Queen Latifah. Her collectors recognize her dedication to her art and her commitment to support non-profit organizations. The Hope Star Collection was created in 2005 to raise money and awareness for The Elisa Project (a non-profit organization specializing in eating disorder awareness).
Elizabeth has started placing the Hope Star on many of her 18kt gold Couture Collection pieces. Her company mission is "to empower all women to feel beautiful." She uses the Maltese cross in some of her designs, "because two of the eight points stand for loyalty and bravery, which fits perfectly with my mission."
Referring to her "deco" collection, she believes those designs are a little edgy, but still reflect the femininity that so defines the look. In her chandelier earrings, she manages to mix robin's egg blue turquoise into a red-carpet style 18kt gold earring that make it so versatile.
"Of all the earrings I have designed," she confirms,"the turquoise chandeliers are my favorites. I wear them to black tie events, as well as to dress up a jean outfit."
Elizabeth Showers' skills as a jeweler are unsurpassed. Be sure to stop in and see for yourself what everybody is talking about.