MJSA Design Challenge 2019: Sophia Hu

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Striking the Right Note

6: Sophia Hu

Although Sarah is still young and just at the beginning of her career, I wanted to create a classic piece of jewelry for her rather than something that was just fashion forward. I wanted it to be something that she could continue to enjoy as she advances in her career. At the same time, she is still young and I wanted something that was classic but also stylish and fresh feeling. Since she likely already has a lot of rings and necklaces, I decided to create a bracelet that would fit her lifestyle. It’s something she could wear to work and special events but also to a museum exhibition on the weekend.

In designing the bracelet, I wanted to incorporate all of the gemstones. I was quite taken with the hexagonal shapes of the stones—they are quite unique and gave me some good inspiration for the piece. They made me think of honeycombs, which, when glued together, form a harmonious structure in nature. It seemed fitting to tie that into the piece, given...