Hilary Beane is a Los Angeles based jewelry designer who specializes in handcrafted work with precious metals and stones. Much of the design is driven by her passion for pearls— primarily Tahitian, South Sea and specialty Freshwaters.
Influenced by organic textures and forms, she strives to create contrasts of both within her designs. She aims to produce work with a look primitive yet modern, rough but sleek, so that the pieces embody richness and whimsy.
Beane has a collection of pearl-oriented designs, in addition to a section of “pearl-less” pieces, as shown on her website. All designs are available in gold, silver or bronze. She also encourages custom work; this can include the use of a client’s own stones or pearls, or the redesign of existing jewelry pieces.
Beane began designing jewelry in the early 1990s. Her work has been featured on the cover of Vogue, and her roster of clients includes Madonna, Barbara Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, Katie Couric, Maria Shriver, and Angelica Houston.