Harwell Godfrey is a California-based line of fine jewelry based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With aesthetic roots in ancient textiles and ethnic patterns, the collection is handcrafted in 18-karat gold with precious gemstones, powerful inlay and ethically-sourced diamonds. Designed with healing energy in mind, each gemstone is thoughtfully selected to enhance the wearer’s experience. From literal references to the Four Elements to figurative references to block printing and weaving in cultures from long ago, the collection brings a sense of history to modern day precious heirlooms. No detail is left unfinished: most pieces even feature delicate engravings on the backs, reinforcing the intentions of the design with beautifully-rendered motifs.
Lauren Harwell Godfrey is the founder and designer of Harwell Godfrey. She spent more than 15 years as an award-winning art director and creative director in New York City and San Francisco, creating branded content for clients including Adidas, Levi’s and Ray-Ban. Eager to embrace another growing passion, Godfrey enrolled in the inaugural class of the San Francisco Cooking School in 2013. After graduation, her natural talents quickly landed her an externship at critically acclaimed restaurant SPQR, stages at beloved Bay Area institutions Bar Tartine and Chez Panisse, and a hosting gig for Wired. Finding the process of working with her hands meditative, Godfrey began crafting bold accessories for herself and friends in 2015. Striking an instant chord with collectors and retailers, those initial pieces were the spark for Harwell Godfrey’s accessory line, founded in 2016. These oneof-a kind pieces were custom made by Godfrey herself with intriguing, bold scale combinations of hand-tooled leather and raw stones. Her foray into fine jewelry began in 2017 with a capsule collection launched during Paris Fashion Week with For Future Reference.