San Francisco-based designer Mabel Chong has come a long way from her rural upbringing in a small Chinese farming village. Her eponymous jewelry business, which she started just two years after coming to the U.S. in 2000, has expanded to include national retail distribution as well as two stores in San Francisco.
Using semi-precious gemstones, pearls, gold, and silver, Chong handcrafts jewelry that marries elegance with versatility. Both striking and bold and delicate and refined, her singular designs fuse a natural, organic quality with a modern aesthetic. The results are dazzling, statement-making pieces that catch the eye and enliven the spirit.