Originally from Lockhart, Texas, Susan Shaw grew up among Southern women who didn't leave the house if without their "earbobs" on. From a young age, Susan took an interest in art and fashion of all kinds, and went on to earn a Bachelor and Masters degree in Fine Art from the University of Texas. After graduation, she moved to San Antonio with her husband where she taught school and pursued an interior design career.
In 1979, as a young mom, Susan began designing her handmade jewelry collection first as a creative outlet. Inspired by her Southern surroundings, Texas roots, and world travels, she achieved designs that were effortless yet heirloom quality. Today, Susan keeps her vision as the soul and brilliance of the brand and continues to create new collections and styles each season.
Susan Shaw silhouettes are distinctive and easily recognized among loyal fans for their artistic themes, including bee and butterfly motifs that are evocative of old Italian wax seals, vintage-influenced coins and crosses. Collections are inspired by her fine arts education, travels throughout Europe, and elements of nature and architecture.
All Susan Shaw jewelry is handmade in the United States. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, each piece is handcrafted by a team of local skilled artists and distinguished by signature details such as genuine pearls, triple plated 24Kt gold, and richly colored semi-precious stones like turquoise, onyx, coral and quartz.
As she works, Shaw is mindful of the modern woman’s busy lifestyle. Each piece is lightweight and designed to be easy to wear and versatile, while giving women a sense of stylish elegance and grace.
“I’m a Texan and a Southerner, which means I come from a long line of women who don’t leave the house until they are put together,”
says Shaw of her quest to design everyday pieces for the woman who wants to look elegant every day.
“But as a busy working mother, I learned early on that it doesn’t matter how beautiful a piece is, if it isn’t effortless, you won’t wear it.”
It is this attention to detail and awareness of how real women live, work and dress, that have made Susan Shaw a family tradition among women of style. Woven throughout a woman’s stages of life, Susan Shaw jewelry is treasured by daughters and granddaughters alike.
Susan guides her family owned business to support local shops throughout the country. “We always encourage customers to shop their favorite store for Susan Shaw Jewelry, as our retailers are the backbone of our success. Our Texas pride aligns with our goals – community support and empowerment of entrepreneurs.” What began as a creative outlet for Shaw, has grown into a globally respected brand that she runs alongside her husband, son and ever-growing work family. Susan Shaw jewelry is proudly carried in gift shops and fine boutiques in all 50 states and 14 countries. Search for a local retailer near you.