About the designer
Not the conventional jeweler, Jayne Moore is - first and foremost - an artist. From her earliest days, “hands-on” creativity has been her most natural form of expression, and throughout her education career, art and movement have played a prevalent part.
Scouted as a model at 16, she was quickly catapulted into the fashion world, and, on completion of a vocational degree in art and design, she spent the next few years modeling between London, Milan, and Paris, which proved to be a fast paced education in Fashion, style, and creativity at its most eccentric.
At 20 Jayne followed work to New York City, and it was here, in a city thriving with inspiration and artistic possibilities, that she finally found not only her “home”, but also the balance of runway to canvas, and of a life in front of the camera, to one of anonymity, covered in paint.
Having studied and worked with a wide range of method and medium for years, she found herself consistently fascinated – throughout all her work – by light and texture, particularly of that found organically in nature.
Jayne never had jewelry in mind as a profession, but whilst studying at The School of Visual Arts in New York City metal work caught her eye - it being such a natural and yet malleable source of reflections and refraction – and this set her off on a new artistic tangent. It was not so much jewelry to Jayne as wearable art, with both light and texture being used to play off the delicacy and intricacies of the human body. In other words, art adorned.
Having studied metal-smithing and lost wax carving at the School of Visual Arts, she then moved back to London to study at The London School of Jewelry in Hatton Garden. Returning to New York in 2012, Jayne worked out of a shared jewelers space in Brooklyn, until establishing her own studio in Manhattan.
Despite the immediate attention her pieces received, Jayne for many years remained ever the artist, focused on creative ideas, without any consideration to business - especially as it seemed (thanks now to computer-assisted technology) to have become an industry lacking in originality, skill, or appreciation. It was with that mind that Jayne leaned heavily into her technique of “Lost Wax Casting” and seeking unique stones that she would cast in place in her designs, resulting in one of a kind, stand alone pieces, unreplicated and never duplicated, no two ever being the same.
Now based in Manhattan’s Noho, Jayne, still to this day, produces every single original piece herself, hand carved and curated by the artist, right here in NYC.