Martha Seely Designs
Martha Seely interprets and celebrates the captivating spirals that shape the foundations of our universe. She has a modern aesthetic that is both luxurious and elegantly minimal.
Martha is not interested in trends. Her vision is art-based, and her jewelry is artisan-made from extraordinary jewels and pearls, all sourced from around the world. Martha is also interested in ethical sourcing and sustainability. She only works with recycled metals and conflict-free gemstones. In fact, almost every pearl and gemstone has a unique story, and that story becomes an integral part of the finished jewel's story.
Creative Roots & Inspirations
Martha Seely’s jewelry collection is a personal reflection of who she is, where she came from, her experiences along the way, and what she desires for the future. Her family heritage is Scandinavian, and that influence can be seen in her clean lines and minimal forms. Her work is always contemporary and chic.
Martha earned her MFA in Costume Design from Carnegie Mellon University. She spent many spent years creating clothing for commercials, television shows, and independant movies. But eventually — happily! — she turned her talents to jewelry. She has trained with master jewelers to hone her craft, allowing her to express her distinct and unique design vision through metals and minerals.
2017 Indesign Award
This pair of Martha's earrings was awarded 3rd place in the Colored Gemstone Jewelry Category during the 2017 InDesign Awards. Here are a few words the judges had to say about her piece:
“Extremely graceful earrings. These would move beautifully as you walk!” –Nadine McCarthy Kahane
"Very cool, love detail of the organic pavé. Great combination of organic and stylized elements.” –Tara Silberberg
“The rough appearance of the aquamarines is beautifully balanced by the fluidity of the yellow gold and diamond earrings.” –Amanda Gizzi