My name is August Hess, and I'm the creator and owner of August Hess Jewelry.
As a bit of an introvert, I spend a lot of time hiking alone & observing nature. I begin each jewelry collection from inspiration found during my outdoor adventures, & create most of my collections from sketches. Along with small-batch collections of jewelry, I use these sketches to create One of a Kind pieces, which include semi-precious stones & fossils.
Sometimes I create my best work by accident—when two stones land together on my work-bench next to an interesting scrap of metal. My favorite part of creating a piece of jewelry comes during the final moments—polishing, adding patina, or setting a beautiful stone—& watching it all come together for someone I haven’t yet met.
As a self-taught jeweler, I’m learning something new every day. Every year I’ve been involved in this endeavor, I’ve grown as a designer and as a person. My goal is to create jewelry that speaks directly to the soul of the person it belongs to. I feel honored to have the opportunity to follow this path.