As a native of Portland, Oregon Maggi Simpkins has acquired a unique training in harnessing the beauty of both the natural and built environment. Before starting her own line, M by Maggnolia, Simpkins began designing jewelry professionally in 2008 for a private label in Los Angeles. Her designs have been carried in stores such as Fred Segal, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Kitson, BCBG and countless boutiques across the nation.
Throughout her career, Simpkins has found inspiration in making others feel beautiful and strives to craft each piece into a breath of confidence. She believes jewelry allows an avenue of bold expression that is unlike any other medium. Through this passion she has developed expertise ranging from fashion jewelry to fine jewelry, experimenting with precious metals, diamonds and gemstones. She describes creating custom engagement rings as one of her favorite and most rewarding aspects of her work and takes pride in building heirlooms.
Recognizing the importance of conservation, Simpkins has recently expanded the environmentally sustainable nature of her brand. M by Maggnolia is comprised from 100% socially responsible materials and a unique blend of reclaimed metals. Each piece of jewelry is handmade with love from her Los Angeles studio.
*photo by Mavera Fadaei maveraportfolio.com