You know what this Wednesday needs?
That’s right! We’re lifting you guys out of that mid-week lull with the help of incredible New York jewellery designer, Meira T.
Think off-centred charms, rough cut stones, distinctive nature-inspired pieces for the modern, chic woman that have cultivated a cult-like following, including A-list celebrities and models.
They’re free-spirited, memorable and, above all else, oh-so-wearable. This is the investment piece you’ve been seeking out for your wedding day, and what’s more, that you’ll never want to take off.
If you think you can handle the gorgeousness, keep scrolling for our interview with designer Meira Tugendhaft…
Tell us a little about yourself..
I am a mother, designer, artist, wife, dog lover, yoga enthusiast, libra, world traveller, pasta fanatic. I am a lover of beauty and nature and have wanderlust in my blood. I live to create and draw inspiration from New York city and my travels. First and foremost I am a mother to my 3 beautiful girls who are now women that help develop the Meira T brand in their own unique ways.
If you had a chance to go to any music festival, which one would it be?
Woodstock. I feel like it was more than a music festival it was a historic event. I just think it would have been cool to have been part of history and hear history through music. Both Woodstock and the music that was played there was so impactful and perfectly describes a generation.
What made you decide to start Meira T?
My husband had run a successful diamond company for years so my progression into designing fine jewellery was a sort of natural one.
I have always had a strong passion for jewellery. The first piece of jewellery I ever made had to be when I was five years old I used to make necklaces out of pine cones and pine needles. I loved spending time outside in nature as a little girl and used to make all kinds of jewellery using what I found.
As a designer I try and stay true to my love of nature and trying to incorporate different natural materials into my work. Many of my designs are inspired by the natural world and I believe that nature is best left enhanced not altered. I carry that over in my designs with my rough cut stones and leaf castings.
However I clearly remember the first off-centered piece I created. It was in my home studio. It was a regular design session, I had my music going and I was sipping my hot coffee. I was sitting at my bench and I thought let me put my signature charms to one side only. It was sort of this ‘aha’ moment where I knew I had created something truly unique and it is today what characterises my design. My clients took a strong liking to the delicate off centred charms and celebrities and editors followed suit.
Currently the entire collection features these off centred charms and it’s what makes a piece feel truly Meira T.
Tell us a little bit more about your jewellery…
Meira T jewellery is designed with women in mind.
As a woman I recognise how busy life is we are expected to wear so many different hats. That being said, aesthetic is very important to me, but I design with the idea that jewellery should be effortlessly chic and comfortable.
I like to create pieces that you never take off. As women we are constantly multitasking and my pieces are meant to be lived in.
If our readers were to order your jewellery for their wedding, what can they expect?
They can expect to be able to wear it after the wedding as well.
I believe that you are meant to live in jewellery and a good investment means more than getting value for your money.
It means getting to be able to wear and enjoy the piece all the time. When I design a piece for a bride it’s custom, but I want her to be able to wear it after the big day and keep it as a memento of one the most special days of her life.
Finally, what’s your life quote/motto?
Trust your instinct, lead with kindness, and create without fear.
Just stunning, aren’t they?! We’re head over heels for Meira T. She balances an air of chic glamor with such originality; they’re statement pieces that will never go out of style.
Be sure to check out the Meira T website for more beautiful pieces and happy shopping!
We’ll see you back here tomorrow for some INCREDIBLE hair and beauty inspiration from the leading ladies at Portraits Bridal (good LAWD am I excited for that!).
Peace + Love