Grace Lee Designs is a line of simple-chic fine jewelry designed and made locally in Los Angeles, California. Grace Lee, formally educated and trained in Finance, began designing engagement rings as personal favors. After the birth of eldest daughter Olivia in 2008 – Grace left the world of finance to create a fine jewelry collection that could be worn everyday and be passed on to posterity.
Formerly branded as Oli+Me, Grace Lee Designs is a collection of minimal elegance ranging from simple gold pieces like the classic Whisper Ring to the intricately detailed Lace Ring. Each piece of the collection has been designed to be worn alone or layered with other pieces. The collection is made of solid 14 karat or 18 karat gold with diamonds or precious gems. Custom design services including engagement ring and wedding band design services are available on a case-by-case basis.
When asked where she finds inspiration for her collection Lee answers, “Life. Sometimes it is about function first. For example, the Whisper Ring was created when I was pregnant. My body was changing daily – literally – and I wanted to wear a ring that was barely there yet beautiful, the Whisper Ring was the answer. It’s usually a fusion of form and function. I had always wanted to create a ring that looked as if you had wrapped a piece of lace around your finger. We went through many prototypes to create a thin and delicate yet strong Lace Ring. My designs are clean and simple. Chic minimalism – I think you get it or you don’t.”
Lee lives in a suburb outside of Los Angeles with her husband David and their daughters Olivia and Camilla.