Andrea Montgomery’s designs embody elegant simplicity. They are sophisticated, yet wearable, and their uniqueness affords them great versatility. The intense hues of the natural gemstones add a bit of sparkle to any outfit. All of our pieces are handmade designs and are timeless additions to any wardrobe.
Hi! I’m Andrea. Thank you for stopping by!
My passion is creating elegantly simple jewelry and I’m committed to doing so in a socially conscious way. My desire is to make timeless jewelry that makes you feel more beautiful each time you wear it. The experience that a customer has with one of my pieces is the most important part of what I do. I love hearing customers tell me that they receive compliments each time they wear one of my designs. (Thankfully, I hear that a lot!) My designs are handmade in the USA by me and a few other skilled craftsmen who are equally committed to quality. I use only premium materials.
I began creating as a child with simple jewelry pieces and various art projects. Fifteen years ago, I started creating jewelry for myself. It wasn’t long before friends and family began asking me to make pieces for them. Soon after, Andrea Montgomery Designs was officially born.
I love the art of crafting a piece of jewelry by hand. I am a graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco and have trained in metalsmithing at the Glassell School of Art in Houston. My training has shaped me into an artisan who values both the design and the technique of constructing a piece of jewelry. I enjoy the design process and I find myself constantly inspired. My love affair with travel to foreign countries began during my time studying abroad at Oxford University in England. With each trip I take, I bring home a bit of new culture to incorporate into my personal style. My inspiration is also found closer to home - in nature, in architecture and in daily life. I love contrast and the story that results from two seemingly opposite things being united in a design, creating something beautiful and a bit unexpected.
After living in New York City and five wonderful years in San Francisco, I now live in my native Houston with my husband and three children. As I personally strive to live with more intention, I’m working to bring that into my business as well. I am committed to focusing on essentials. From a design perspective, that means creating pieces that are timeless and will far outlast changing trends. I believe that every action we take in life is an opportunity to do good and change lives for the better. Because of this, I’m committed to making my jewelry designs in an ethical way, rather than pursuing the trend of “fast fashion.”
So, now that you know the why behind the sparkling gems you see on our site, grab a warm cup of tea, put your feet up and shop our website. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, drop us a line and let us know how we can make something custom for you that sparks joy in your life each time you wear it. I can’t wait to work with you!
We love to give back!
Andrea Montgomery Designs is committed to making a difference in the community as well as in your wardrobe! Having worked in various capacities on service trips to Mexico City, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, and through her service in local organizations, Andrea has developed a genuine heart for those in need. She helped to found Young Texans Against Cancer with several friends in 2001 and served on the board there for many years. She and her husband have chaired several charitable fundraisers, including ones benefiting The Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research and SEARCH Homeless Services. Through her philanthropic efforts with these local charities, Andrea has met so many amazing people doing truly incredible work and she is more convicted than ever that we are blessed in order that we can be a blessing to others. Andrea considers it a privilege to be able to serve others and to partner in demonstrating God’s unending love for people.
Andrea donates her designs to help the fundraising efforts of many charitable organizations. Below are just a select few of the charities we have donated to in the past few years. Please check out their websites to learn more about these great organizations!
I REALLY love coffee. A good coffee mug filled with a lovely warm latte reminds me to slow down a bit and enjoy the simple things. We even have a professional grade espresso machine and coffee grinder at home and a monthly subscription for coffee beans from our favorite roaster in SF. I've got mad barista skills, but I have yet to perfect my latte art!
I absolutely adore peonies. They are definitely my favorite flower. What’s not to love? They look beautiful and smell divine! I’m a huge fan of having fresh flowers in a room. I think they add that perfect touch of elegance to a home and they’re definitely one of my weekly splurges.
I’m a born and bred Texan and have a enormous pride in my state. I have lived in NYC and just outside of London, but having lived in San Francisco for five years, it quickly became my favorite city in the U.S. The walkability, the energy of the city, the beautiful vistas at every turn and the fabulous restaurants (and coffee shops!) make it one incredible place to live. Its proximity to the wine country and Carmel-by-the-Sea didn’t hurt either... For the inside scoop on my fav spots there, hop on over to the blog!
I am blessed to be a wife and mama. My husband and our three little boys are my heart and soul. I value every single moment with our crew. They make me laugh every single day and I am continually amazed by their sweet little hearts. I’m so grateful that having my own business allows me the flexibility to be around them as much as possible and enjoy these little years