Jill Martinelli & Sabine Le Guyader met while earning Bachelor’s degrees in Metals from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. While their fine arts curriculum pressured them to execute conceptual objects, both became preoccupied with creating pieces that were tangible, wearable and inspired.
Growing up in Massachusetts, Le Guyader assisted her father, a dental technician, creating the framework for partial dentures. Simultaneously, Martinelli spent summers in Florida at an orthodontist’s office spot-welding braces.
Once outside her native Coral Springs, which is beautifully manicured and immune to seasonal change, Martinelli became fascinated with natural discard on the sidewalks of Boston and soon acquired a collection of random branches and animal bones.
These objects of immortality have come to define Lady Grey jewelry. Cast from natural and hand carved objects, the collection includes pieces in silver, bronze, gold and chrome with various oxidized finishes.
The designers currently work out of their metals and jewelry studio in Brooklyn, New York, where each piece is handmade by Jill and Sabine.
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