M E E T J I L L
Welcome! Here's a little bit about me and my story.
As a child, I was always fascinated by gemstones. I can still remember the first trip I took, as a teenager, to the New York City Fashion District to purchase beads, findings and stringing supplies! I explored wall to wall waterfalls of amazing gemstones in each store. I felt that I had won the gem lottery.
The best part for me has always been gem shopping. I realized from the beginning how crucial it was to touch, to feel, inspect and select gems in person, and not from a website. This is how I find new inspiration!! The gem dictates the design. I established Jill Lynn & Co. in 1999 when I was 19. It's now 24 years later and I still love the gem hunt!
I am a self-taught jewelry designer and I design my own creations using the lost wax technique (carving wax by hand and casting into a precious metal), beading gemstones, and utilizing computer generated designs. The process I choose depends upon what I want to create. As my talents matured, I began to create metal rings, pendants and bracelets using precious metals and gemstones. I have a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) certification in Diamonds. I continue to study colored gemstones and pearls through the GIA program. There is always something new to learn!
However, it is not all about gems when it comes to Jill Lynn & Co. It is about you. Over time, I have come to know my clients and their families as really good friends. My pop-up trunk shows are like reunions where we make new friends. As the saying goes, make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold!
I marry the knowledge I have from years of designing and creating with you. I am always excited to share my expertise and gems with you to fulfill your desire for something special and to explore your design questions and ideas!
In 2005, I opened my first store in Sag Harbor, NY. After a few years in Sag Harbor, I moved to Jobs Lane in Southampton where Jill Lynn & Co resided for 15 years.
In the Spring of 2020, I closed the shop and moved to Connecticut with my family. Although I don't have a store in the Hamptons anymore, you can still meet me at my next trunk show! Check the Trunk Show schedule for future dates!
Fun Facts :
Favorite Gemstone = Tsavorite Garnet (a rare emerald green garnet)
Favorite Diamond Cut = Old Mine Cut
Favorite Metal = 18k Yellow Gold
Favorite everyday necklace = Heart Diamond solitaire
Favorite everyday ring = Bezel set tri color diamond band (black, white, champagne) in 18k yellow gold
Favorite everyday earrings = Yellow Diamond Studs
Favorite everyday bracelet = Silver Tiffany Chain & my 5 Tahitian Pearl Bracelet.
Favorite Type of Jewelry to create = Custom Engagement Rings & Beaded Jewelry
Favorite Town = Amagansett NY
Hobbies = Track Driving, Running, Anything Art Related & Baking
Favorite Car = Sports Cars ! Porsche
Kids = Two !
Husband = Justin!
Dogs = Two (Schnauzer & Brussels Griffon ) both rescues !
Favorite Food = Chocolate! lol
Favorite Time of Year = Spring & Fall