eredith Young’s identity as an artist has been a grounding force for the designer throughout her life. Spending time with her grandparents as a child in Green Valley, Arizona gave her an initial introduction into minerals and lapidary arts, and her love of working with a torch on the bench, which she discovered at the age of 16, was nurtured during high school. Having the opportunity to fill her curriculum with metalsmithing, studio art classes and art history, and being encouraged by both teachers and her parents, allowed Meredith to develop as an artist, and she came to rely upon the intimacy she felt in the process of expressing her emotions through the tactile medium of metalwork.
She possesses an ability unique to visual artists to facilitate a connection with the human form, to transgress boundaries while also focusing on both the form and function of design.
Meredith went on to study Art History, English and French at the University of Georgia, where she earned her bachelor’s degree, before embarking on a nearly decade-long career in corporate business development. During that period of her life, she continued to expand her design and technical acumen on evenings and weekends taking goldsmithing and metalsmithing classes and workshops and creating pieces in her studio. Finally, in 2016, Meredith decided to make her passion her full time career and launched her first eponymous collection of fine jewelry and one-of-a-kind art.
Meredith’s penchant for academic life is evident throughout her collection. She possesses an ability unique to visual artists to facilitate a connection with the human form, to transgress boundaries while also focusing on both the form and function of design.
Her work establishes a narrative while also exploring various patterns and textures in gold, and her unprecedented arrangements of differently shaped diamonds and precious gems serves to highlight the juxtaposition of geometric and organic motifs.
Always curious about the ways in which she can expand her craft, Meredith continually showcases a diversity of thought and technique in her jewelry, resulting in pieces that are edgy yet timeless, ethereal yet substantive.
Working in 18k gold, many pieces in the Meredith Young Fine Jewelry collection evoke a sense of controlled chaos. Her devotion to and appreciation for lapidary arts can be seen in the care and precision with which she hand-selects each of the gemstones with which she works, and she is diligently committed to collaborating with trusted craftspeople to ensure the impeccable fabrication of her creative vision.
From signet-style pinky rings to stackable bands, from drop earrings to beaded strands, Meredith’s detailed approach to the design process distinguishes even the most classic silhouettes.