Can a piece of jewelry reflect the essence of who you are?

One of my clients recently called me a jewelry visionary. I asked her what she meant and she shared…

“You have an innate ability to connect with people and get to the CORE of what they really want without them even knowing it!”

Tracy Crop HeadshotIt’s true. I pride myself in taking the time to understand my clients on a deeper level, using my intuition to connect with YOU and your design style.

  • Are you someone who considers yourself a true original?
  • Do you LOVE to wear jewelry that no one else owns?
  • Do you have a strong sense of personal style (maybe your friends are always asking about where you got something)?
  • Does jewelry hold deeper meaning or sentimental value for you?
  • Do you value unique, luxury design over a little blue box?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you are in the right place.

I LOVE to design for “originals” like you…

… the style makers

… the trendsetters

… the quality over quantity people who wear jewelry because it’s an heirloom or a treasure (rather than a fad).

I design bespoke custom commissions for exceptional people, just like you. Because you deserve jewelry as unique as you are.

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Here’s my story…

My passion for design started as a child. I dreamed of creating wedding gowns and growing up, was always an artist in some respect. When I took my first jewelry fabrication class as a college elective, the seed was planted. My instructor became my mentor.

The rest is history. I started my first jewelry business as a hobby, designing for bridal parties, friends and families.

In my twenties, I quit my day job to follow my dream full time. That big leap resulted in my first legitimate brand, Tracy Matthews Designs, Inc. Over the years, I grew a pretty awesome following.

  • My collection was sold in over 350 retail outlets all over the globe (ABC home, Sundance Catalog, Bloomingdales, Anthro)
  • Celebs loved my work (Orlando Bloom, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, David Cooke)
  • My media coverage was abundant (InStyle, Lucky, Real Simple, TV Shows and Movies)

And I won awards….

Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion (2006)

JCK Rising Star (2007)

Why custom jewelry designs?

I made the switch from wholesale to custom commissions because TMD wasn’t making me happy anymore. It was the best decision I ever made.

I wanted to get back to what truly lights me up…

… working directly with clients like YOU and watching people cherish the one-of-a-kind pieces I design for them.

I love working one-on-one with my clients to create the “perfect” piece of jewelry. It’s all about combining YOUR personality with my vision and bringing to life a piece that complements your lifestyle, your personal style and your unique qualities.

An approach as unique as you are!

Like any artist, I have style influences. Mine come from fashion, art, vintage jewelry, nature, texture and color. When I am designing a piece for you, my viewpoint and these elements might be considered, however, it’s really YOU, the client, that I am looking at.

My desire is to create something you will cherish, an heirloom that will be treasured for many lifetimes…

I’m in NYC but YOU don’t have to be!

I live and work in one of the world most lush hubs for jewelry design. Don’t let that be a barrier for us working together.

In fact, my clients live all over the world! Wherever you are, I am here to help!

You don’t have to wear boring jewelry… let’s tap in and create an heirloom specifically for YOU!

Your Modern Heirloom awaits!

I would be honored to create something just for you!

Are you ready to get the process started? Let’s do this!

I had heard great things about Tracy since my sister had referred me to her. I was obsessed with a ring that I needed help recreating. Tracy was such a perfect choice for this project. She captured the essence of my idea and put it all on paper. She came up with so many wonderful ideas, ones that I hadn’t even thought of, that is was hard for me to make a decision! She was extremely patient and kept in constant contact. She made me feel as if my ring was the only project she was working on. I LOVE my ring and all the special touches that came from Tracy’s creative thought process. She REALLY cares about making you happy. I cannot wait to work with her again in the future!

– Sheila Shiffrin

I found Tracy on a wedding blog – all I saw was a thumbnail image of just one of her designs and I KNEW she was the one. Her work is beautiful – each design is so special and one of a kind. What I saw in her work that set her apart are the intricacies that she works into each ring. I told Tyler that I wanted to stay out of the creating a ring process but that I found the perfect designer – Tracy Matthews. They took it from there, and like I said, I couldn’t be more in love with the final product!

– Kelly Boitano

Working with Tracy was amazing start to finish. She wanted to know about me and Kelly… our relationship, our interests and hobbies… and Kelly’s personal style. She took all that information, and let it influence the style of the ring we were creating. She was honest, flexible, realistic, and hard-working to stretch my budget as far as she could… and in the end, I couldn’t be happier with how the ring turned out. It’s the best gift I’ve ever been able to give anyone, and I owe so much of that to Tracy. She’s like a personal jewelry designer.

– Tyler Madsen