The unique qualities of a gem, its brilliant color, shape or fire are always a mystery of sorts, one I look to unlock. The marriage of stone and metal, light and color, weight and balance provide the essential elements necessary for a successful design. It moves my process forwards, growing the work and my vision with each successful interpretation. Every project represents both unique technical challenges and the establishing of creative balance and discovery.
Nature provides the materials I work with, so turning to the natural world for inspiration is the way I feel most connected to each of my designs. The intricacy of plants, the perfection and balance of their parts frequently inform new concepts. My hope is to create jewelry that, like a flower, can be viewed from any angle-each its own splendid experience.
I love that jewelry is enduring, that it can last for ages while also representing them. I love that mystery, timelessness and romance can be imbued upon these objects, crossing generations as more stories attach themselves with their passage. It is with that sentiment that I create my jewelry, wishing for my work to ignite a sense of discovery.
Sandra Dixon grew up in Tucson, Arizona, epicenter of one of the largest gem and mineral shows in the world. From an early age, the beauty and magical quality of gemstones infused a lifelong passion, catalyzed in a career of designing fine jewelry.
Establishing her Los Angeles studio in 1996, Sandra has developed a unique style, informed by studying under master goldsmiths. Using traditional and modern metal-smithing techniques, her work embodies both an exceptionally creative and conceptual approach to design and fabrication. Sandra Dixon Studios continues an alchemic evolution, unlocking the beauty of metal and gemstones to create unique jewelry, along with many of one-of-a-kind designs, with timeless appeal.