Latondra Newton's passion for jewelry design is anchored in rich life experiences. She was an engineer in her early career and that work fostered an appreciation for structure, form and repeatable quality. Working in corporate leadership roles around the world instilled a fascination with people and how they navigate their lives. Her artistic talent comes from a lineage of artisans who made quilts, furniture and houses.
'Their talents instilled the value of utility and beauty coexisting. That's why I design pieces that fit well and empower the person wearing them. I create sculpted pieces with presence, inspired by the rich stories of women around me. Raw textures, natural gemstones and fine metals are combined in ways that retain the essence of nature.'
Latondra Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.