While walking around Nantucket Town, I stumbled into Victoria Greenhood Jewelery. I saw many wonderful pieces and struck up a conversation with Victoria Greenhood, the owner and designer. It was incredibly refreshing to speak with someone who is so passionate about what they do and where they live. There’s nothing easy about selling jewelry on Easy Street! A true HipSilver artist, Victoria is particularly interested in unusual combinations of stones and innovative uses of pearls. Her work is notable for the colors and cuts of the gemstones she uses as well as the lovely pearl patterns. I wanted to showcase Victoria’s pieces as examples of what a HipSilver can do at the height of their design powers.
Thirty years ago, Victoria Greenhood fell in love with the art-and-craft of jewelry-making. As a young teenager, she began assembling buttons and creating rustic jewelry. She quickly realized she had a talent for the craft and, perhaps more importantly, the patience to fabricate jewelry.
When she later began working with metals and gemstones, Victoria's love affair with design, color, and form solidified. She is particularly fascinated with unusual pearls and stones and designs pieces with clean, technical precision. Her goal is to make designs that are wearable, comfortable, and beautiful.
Victoria travels all over the world to collect gems for her jewelry, including: India, New York, and New Mexico. She loves finding unique stones wherever possible, ranging from an antique store to a jewelry trade show. Victoria will often create a series of jewelry based on her latest find and, consequently, so many of the pieces cannot be duplicated.
Although her jewelry takes on many forms, Victoria's pieces always retain clean lines and wearability. She also enjoys making custom pieces, designed to fit an individual's personality and taste. Victoria's ultimate desire as an artist is to create stunning pieces that leave the wearer beyond satisfied.