Reaching back through centuries and around the globe, designer Lois Hillís inspiration is ancient and dwells in civilizations gone by. Crossing the boundaries of time and culture, her signature is unearthing the past while infusing the contemporary, creating a look that is truly timeless. Her look is distinctive and unequaled in craftsmanship and intricacy.
Her inspiration is derived from her great passions: exquisite arts, past civilizations, adventurous travel, cultural curiosity and a desire to design and create. The result: an entirely unique body of work Ė beautiful, bold jewelry, juxtaposing ancient and contemporary. Hillís jewelry collection symbolizes her unwavering belief that history, precision and beauty are both timely and timeless.
Lois began with a small team of 7 artisans while researching ancient techniques and now she is responsible for training hundreds of artisan world wide. With a clear vision of preserving lost arts and melding cultures and time; her quest takes her from the depths of the Amazon to the peaks of Bhutan and Tibet. It may be the weaving of a hut in Africa or the cultural and indigenous use of jewelry that serves as her next inspiration. Influences are often subtle and blended with other places and eras. When holding a piece of her jewelry, hopefully you will see and feel this cultural richness and global inspiration.