Heather Benjamin jewelry emerged from her early desire to seek experiences far off the beaten path. This quickly translated into a life-long journey of exploring the world, immersing herself in myriad cultures and landscapes, and of seeking out opportunities to contribute to the world in a meaningful way.
Her jewelry designs are inspired by rituals, symbols and stories found in diverse cultures around the globe. This passion for human diversity ignited her collegiate studies in anthropology and photography — disciplines which continue to inform her worldview and creative process from the deepest level.
The traditional artisanship of Bali is central to her creative universe.
Jaspers, chacedonys and agates become her pigments as she strives to paint unique stories. Brought together with recycled silver and gold, these stones and stories take the form of jewelry.