Susan Hanover \ Collection
After giving up her career as an attorney, this mother of three transformed her lifelong passions for design and fashion by launching Susan Hanover Designs. Her first collection of designer jewelry received considerable attention, enabling her to make a notable place for herself in the highly competitive accessories market. Her stone cuffs quickly became signature pieces, recognized around the world for their sophisticated yet whimsical style.
Susan has several hundred accounts nationally and numerous accounts in Japan, Dubai, Hong Kong, Munich and London. Some recognizable retailers have included: Bergdorf Goodman, Calypso, Henri Bendel, Intermix, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Harvey Nichols and so many more.
Susan's designs continue to evolve with each season, yet she always remains true to the original form that makes her line so distinctive. Her inspiration is drawn from an eclectic blend of design, art, fashion, New York and world travel. Having grown up in South Africa, surrounded by so much natural beauty Susan remains inspired by the colors and textures of her native landscape. While earthy, faceted semi-precious stones are often featured in her work Susan's collections center around her love for design. Having studied art for many years she views her work simply as "a subtle balance between the design and the medium so that one does not overcome the other and a symbiosis is formed."
Her pieces have been cited or featured in a number of publications including The New York Times, Town & Country, Harpers Bazaar, InStyle and Vogue. Her “must have” stone earrings in mouthwatering colors were picked by Oprah as one of her Favorite Things for 2013, in fact she was the only jewelry designer to make this coveted list.
Her past partnership with (PRODUCT) (RED) and a more recent partnership with Christy Turlington’s Every Mother Counts has positioned Susan among top retailers and brand names, committed to aiding humanitarian causes, demonstrating her evolution as a social minded contemporary designer
Her cuffs have become a "must-have" piece for red carpet struts, television appearances and fashion shoots. They have been seen on the wrists of Beyonce, Sienna Miller, Blake Lively, Paula Abdul, Kelley Ripa , Jennifer Hudson and Katie Holmes.