Inspired by the shimmery brooch found in her mother’s jewelry box, Shimmer by Cindy is a jewelry brand that is a vibrant mix of colors, textures and metals from Cindy Hock-Lauwers. Each piece is wearable art with expertly cut gemstones and exquisite detail for the woman who loves to shimmer.
We are excited to welcome Shimmer by Cindy to the Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan St., Chicago) on Sunday, December 2, 2018 (10am-4pm) along with 110+ of Chicago’s finest artisans in food, fashion, home goods + art.
Some of Cindy’s Signature Collections include:
• Black Tie – A sleek mix of semi-precious gemstones illuminated in an elegant color palette. Each piece boasts expertly cut gemstones that are set in Sterling Silver with a rhodium plating. Designed to be shimmery with an edge, this collection takes any outfit to the next level.
• Stardust – This collection is a vibrant mix of metallic infused faceted glass stones expertly cut into unique shapes and made with impeccable quality. Set in 14K Gold and Rose Gold plating over Sterling Silver, each piece is designed to be wearable art with exquisite detail.
• Graphite – Dazzling Swarovski crystals, druzy stones and semi-precious gemstones set in classic designs. This collection boasts a color palette that will bring elegance to every outfit.
Shimmer by Cindy has evolved into a brand featuring signature designs which are still created at Cindy’s kitchen table. Each of the pieces are brought to life by the Shimmer by Cindy expert craftsmen team using sterling silver and 14K gold/rose gold-plated metals, illuminating the semi-precious stones that are sourced from all over the world.
The detail of each piece always catches the eye, but the quality of the piece is what carries on for years to come – this focus remains at the forefront of Cindy’s vision. She strives to create pieces and collections with these ideas in mind and with the understanding that a woman’s jewelry box holds more than just accessories to an outfit; rather, it holds the story of her life.
The start of the shimmer:
Shimmer by Cindy was founded in 2006 when Cindy was at the kitchen table with her Mom. It was born out of her excitement as a little girl while looking in her jewelry box and falling in love with all her shimmering pieces. Her earliest memory was of a magnificent brooch that was passed on to her through my grandmother who wore this for the most special occasions in her life. This brooch was exquisitely faceted and uniquely designed, yet through the years, it had maintained its beauty because of the impeccable quality. This iconic piece was forever etched in Cindy’s mind and became the standard to which all jewelry would now be compared.
This piece is now carried on with Cindy, and the symbol in her logo as a tribute to her mother who began this journey with her.
Shimmer by Cindy