Peggy has been designing jewelry since the early 1980s. Her unique designs are marked by the use of precious and semi-precious stones mounted in eighteen to twenty-two karat gold. Unlike most designers who design settings to fit the stones, she cuts the stones to fit the settings.
Peggy’s jewelry has been influenced by her world travels. She began her career in Sao Paulo, where she lived for ten years. There, she first began to work with the stones that would become her favorites -- tanzanite, citrine, and tourmaline. Since then, she has traveled extensively throughout Asia. The arts and crafts of these two very different cultures have left vivid impressions that continue to inspire her work.
In creating a collection Peggy experiments with new materials, pushing the limits of her imagination, and keeping her work both bold and young. No wonder her jewelry can transition with ease from jeans by day to cocktail dresses by night.
Peggy Stephaich Guinness will debut her most recent collection at The Chinese Porcelain Company at 232 East 59th Street. There will be a reception for her on Thursday, November 8th from 6:00 to 8:00. A percentage of the evening’s proceeds will go to The Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai. The designer will also be at the gallery to help you make a selection through Wednesday, November 14th.