Hillary entered the world of jewelry design in 1999 with the SOMERS line of sophisticated gold and silver pieces, based upon her creative partner’s outsized marble and alabaster sculptures. The brand had great success in galleries, museum shops, and luxury retailers nationwide, and in 2014 Hillary opened the flagship SOMERS store on Palace Avenue in Santa Fe, where the jewelry is designed and produced.
Inspired by her face-to-face connections with her customers and committed to taking her creativity to a new level, Hillary decided to pursue a new jewelry and lifestyle brand called wear your GRACE, debuting the new designs and rechristening the storefront on Valentine’s Day of 2016.
The gallery’s location just off the historic Plaza in the heart of Santa Fe brings locals downtown and exposes the brand to visitors from all across the globe.
Today GRACE jewelry and lifestyle offers Hillary’s signature exquisitely crafted, effortlessly luxurious jewelry, accessories, and objects for the home. Her new designs are an inspired departure from her earlier work, emphasizing movement and incorporating wood, horn, and semi-precious stones. The collection includes best-selling bangles designed by her daughter Coco, who donates a portion of the proceeds to the Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary outside Santa Fe.
Hillary’s business plan was designed for impact as well as profit, and so she regularly offers “share with GRACE” trunk shows nationwide that raise funds for the host’s favorite charity. GRACE also supports Santa Fe’s 100 Women Who Care, which donates over $40,000 per year to local nonprofits.