Welcome to Friends in JL, a series where we aim to highlight inspiring tastemakers, business women and creatives that are leading their communities and beyond. These women are the epitome of what is at J. LOWERY’s core. To create meaningful accessories that are understated, effortless and confident just like the women who carry them. First up, the amazing Hart Hagerty. Hart is the founder and designer behind her namesake label, HART Jewelry. Based in Charleston, SC, Hart’s mission is "to create meaningful, soul-boosting, high-quality jewelry that are wearable reminders of your intentions and values."
After spending time in Shanghai and New York honing her skills in branding and advertising, Hart set her sights on building a brand of her own—one of impeccable quality, meaningful designs, and purposeful style. And in 2016, HART Jewelry was born.
HART was founded with the goal of empowering women to live their most authentic life, a goal we share at J. LOWERY as well. Hart’s clear sense of thoughtfulness and intent in all she does is magnetic and is one of the reasons we have been fans of her brand for years. Every charm, every placement, it all has an exact purpose for uplifting you. Hart's beautiful pieces and inspired life are all captured perfectly @hart_studio, a must follow. We are very excited to share our recent conversation with her to learn more about the woman behind the brand, the meaning of living an empowered, fulfilling life and exciting things coming up for team Hart. Read one for more …
Founder & Designer / Hart Hagerty
Hart Jewelry founder, Hart Hagerty. Shop all her beautiful pieces seen here.
Who or what inspires you most?
HH: Oh man all sorts of things. Right now I am studying historic jewelry: Victorian love tokens, heraldry rings and memento mori amulets. I love combining antique elements with a modern spirituality and a dash of fun.
What is your favorite piece in your current collection?
HH: Our new enamel coin. On one side, it says love (amor) and the other is fear (metus). It’s a reminder that you can face every situation with either fear or love. Abundance or lack. Acceptance or rejection.
Hart's favorite piece of the moment, the double-sided Love & Fear Coin Necklace. Shop here.
Favorite advice you've ever received?
HH: Let go or be dragged (we have a charm for that!).
Simple, but powerful advice for fellow female entrepreneurs?
HH: Clarify your vision. Stick to it. And surround yourself with people who believe in it.
The HART flagship store in Charleston, SC is a dream. It's an experience you cannot miss for everything from private events to one-on-one styling consultations. For store details and more information on booking events, visit here.
Describe your style in 3 words.
How do you style your J. LOWERY bag?
HH: You really can’t get much chicer than green croc. I love that it’s an unexpected neutral. I tote mine to lunch meetings with vintage jeans, loafers and a chunky sweater. On weekends, it will jazz up a slip dress and motorcycle jacket on my way to an art opening.
Hart explores The Cloister at Sea Island with her MAX in Green Croc in tow.
MAX / GREEN CROC. SHOP HERE.