As a child, Mabel Chong was infatuated with the only piece of jewelry her mother owned: a pair of golden hoop earrings. Her mother later sold them to fund her family’s move from a remote Chinese village to a better life in Hong Kong. By the time she was 13, a single piece of jewelry had not only changed the course of Mabel’s life, but also captivated her heart.
Mabel nurtured her passion for jewelry by creating her own pieces, picking up inspiration from art, travel, and the natural world around her. She now owns two jewelry shops in San Francisco and her pieces can be found in leading jewelry boutiques across the country, as well as select museums and luxury resorts.
Mabel’s designs evoke the duality of nature by blending intricate beauty with earthy materials in an approach she describes as “Uncivilized Elegance.” Much like the unique and charmingly imperfect stones she chooses, Mabel’s organic, handmade pieces are designed to remind every woman of their own raw, exceptional beauty.
Mabel still resides in San Francisco and is the mother of two creative and lively daughters.