Cathy Waterman - A Profile written by: alexis712 Born and raised in Hollywood, California, Cathy Waterman has long been a pioneering figure in jewelry design. From popular artists like Taylor Swift and Julia Roberts, to political figures such as Michelle Obama, Waterman-designed jewelry are among the most sought-after pieces in the country today.
But why do so many people fall enthralled into the Waterman spell?
The answer lies not within the value of the metals and precious gems that Cathy Waterman work with, but the thoughtful, nature-loving philosophy that goes into each and every piece of jewelry that she makes. She is more than just a jewelry designer. She is also a lawyer, an avid traveler, a nature lover, and a teacher. Her multi-faceted background is reflected into her one-of-a-kind creations, and forms much…show more content… While her pieces have graced the bodies of the rich and powerful, her philosophy in design reflects a clear, down-to-earth aesthetic, wherein simple whimsicality is favored over complicated ostentatiousness. Each and every piece of necklace, ring, earring, and bracelet, is made with passion and intense focus to the minutest of details.
Waterman's love for nature hugely influences her work. Her lyrical and emotive designs feature leaves, branches, and acorn motifs, as well as exotic hues commonly found in nature. A Waterman piece may be inspired by thunderstorm and the movement of water, or it may be designed according to the pattern of branches of an old tree. Of course, Waterman's nature-loving philosophy goes beyond the aesthetics. A wanderlust, she is insistent that the metals and gems that she uses in her works is sourced from "safe" origins. She also likes to work with recycled metals and gold.
A Waterman piece is more than just a piece of jewelry- it's poetry, nature, love, and passion made tangible and wearable.