From the time she was a little girl, Jennifer Arago was enchanted by the art of design; the process of taking the purest artistic elements and molding them into something extraordinary. Today, as President and Chief Designer at David Aubrey, she brings that same passion to every piece of jewellery she creates. Jennifer was first captivated by the jewellery trade while attending nursing school at night and working as a designer’s apprentice by day. This experience was an awakening of sorts, and she quickly realized that nursing would not fuel her creative fire quite the same way.
Recognizing her talent, Jennifer’s mother convinced her to start a collection of her pieces. After exhibiting her work in trade shows, Jennifer caught the eye of agents in Atlanta and New York, and David Aubrey Jewelry made its debut in 1996. Generating high volume sales in just a few years, she had a revelation: making jewellery was not merely a hobby; it was her career destiny. When David Aubrey outgrew its first studio in Soho, Jennifer moved her team to a larger space in Jersey City, which currently serves as company headquarters.
David Aubrey designs vary from delicate, meticulously assembled jewellery of monochromatic hues to larger, more vibrant pieces. Some collections are themed, whether romantic, vintage, or art deco. Each piece is painstakingly crafted with an array of raw materials, including plated and oxidized brass and white metal, semiprecious stones, vintage glass, acrylic and resin beads, painted wood, and carved bone.
The primary inspirations behind Jennifer’s designs are texture and color. She says, ”Most of the collections start with one finding that excites me. I then gather materials that go beautifully with that first element. The goal is to strike that perfect synergy of shapes, shades, and textures and deliver distinct and unexpected combinations.”In styles ranging from sophisticated to whimsical, David Aubrey pieces are timeless–a bold statement for the moment as well as ten years from now. Jennifer is proud of the fact that her designs are loved by women of all ages, from teenagers to octogenarians: ”Customers appreciate our collections not because they are trendy, but because each piece is a work of art in its own right. For me, that is the greatest compliment of all.”
David Aubrey continues to build on a global following, sold in the UK, Japan, Dubai, South America, the Caribbean, and through stores and catalogs such as Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel, and W Hotels. All pieces are handcrafted in the U.S. by skilled artisans who share Jennifer’s passion for quality, originality, and elegance.
Stephanie Weaver Sales is a wholesale representative (Agent) of David Aubrey Jewellery in the UK.
David Aubrey 'Kamila' Necklace with Buffalo Turquoise, Rhinestones and Brass
David Aubrey 'Kamila' Powder Coated Brass Cuff with Rhinestones and Brass
David Aubrey 'Kamila' Necklace with Agate, Hematite, Smoky Topaz, Brass and Rhinestones
David Aubrey 'Kamila' Necklace with White Turquoise, Agate, Quartz, Brass, and Reverse Painted Perfume Glass
David Aubrey 'Kamila' Necklace with Grey Agate, Rhinestones, Buffalo Turquoise and Brass
David Aubrey 'Kamila' Powder Coated Brass Cuff with Brass Findings
David Aubrey 'Ivy' Necklace with 18kt Gold Plated Brass, Vintage Glass, Czech Glass, Rubber Matte Coated Glass and Acrylic Beads
David Aubrey 'Ivy' Necklace with Turquoise and Acrylic Beads , 18kt Gold Plated Extender and Clasp
David Aubrey 'Ivy' Acrylic Bead and Painted Wood Bar 18kt Gold Plated Necklace
David Aubrey 'Ivy' Necklace with Rubber Coated Acrylic Beads, Acrylic Rhinestones and 18kt Matte Gold Plated Brass
David Aubrey 'Clara' Necklace with Glass Beads, Coated Resin Beads and 18kt Gold Plated Brass
David Aubrey 'Clara' Necklace with Glass Crystals, White Agate, Coated Resin Beads and 18kt Matte Gold Plated Brass
David Aubrey 'Clara' Necklace with Glass and Resin Cabochons, Rhinestones and 18kt Gold Plated Brass
David Aubrey 'Elsa' Necklace with Double Strand Dyed Purple Jade Beads, Resin Beads and Brass Findings
David Aubrey 'Elsa' Necklace with Triple Strand Dyed Purple Jade Beads and Multi-resin Crystal Cabochon Pendants
David Aubrey 'Elsa' Necklace with Triple Strand Dyed Jade Beads, Glass Beads, Brass and Resin Pendants
David Aubrey 'Elsa' Necklace with Dyed Purple Jade,Resin Crystals, Brass and Faceted Glass Beads
David Aubrey 'Elsa' Necklace with Dyed Purple Jade, Resin and Glass Beads and Dyed Orange Turquoise Spikes
David Aubrey 'Hadrien' 18kt Gold Plated Necklace with Resin Rhinestones and Glass Pearls
David Aubrey 'Hadrien' 18kt Gold Plated Necklace with Resin Rhinestones
David Aubrey 'Hadrien' 18kt Gold Plated Necklace with Glass Beads and Agate Slab Pendant
David Aubrey 'Hadrien' 18kt Gold Plated Necklace with Pearls, Agate and Rutilated Quartz Centre
David Aubrey 'Jamie' Brass and Rhinestone Stretch Bead Bracelet with Black Tassel
David Aubrey 'Jaime' Necklace with Antique Plated Brass Chain, Black Agate, Mauve Agate and Oxidised Brass Pendant
David Aubrey 'Jaime' Necklace with Grey Dyed Turquoise and Glass Beads and Carved Horn Pendant
David Aubrey 'Jaime' Necklace with Mahogany Jasper, Black Agate and Mauve Agate
David Aubrey 'Jaime' Necklace with Grey Dyed Turquoise Beads, Wood Beads and Brass Findings
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