Show Your Metal: Sophie Hughes’s Statement Jewelry
Recycled-gold and oxidized-silver lariat with lemon quartz, $1,898. (Photo by Todd Dionne. Styling by Liz Teich/team. Hair and makeup by Maryelle O’Rourke/team. Model, Anna/Click. Yigal Azrouël silk blouse, $550, Viola Lovely.)
The accessories that Sophie Hughes forges from sheets of recycled silver and gold in her South End studio are all one-of-a-kind. One thing her necklaces have in common, however, is that they drape beautifully. “I don’t want to create something that’s very sculptural and cool-looking off the body and then not have it fall right when it’s being worn,” Hughes says. The style world has taken note: The local clothing line Emerson recently sent models peacocking down the runway in Hughes’s jewelry at New York Fashion Week.
Sophie Hughes Jewelry, 207-590-3229, sophiehughes.com.