Jef Hoo

Jef Hoo is an American artist, designer, architect, husband and father, who grew up in upstate New York. He lives with his wife and two children in Richmond, Virginia, where he maintains a studio on the banks of the James River.

Jef’s inspiration comes from nature’s endless variety and beauty. He views nature as a romantic formula for all living things, executing the grace and essence of the individual form. As an architect, he believes Jewelry and Architecture are very similar; both react to their distinctive site. Jewelry adorns the human body, and has to move with it. Therefore each Jef Hoo piece contains special features designed to allow the jewelry to react to its wearer, accepting rather than rejecting the actions of the body – such as a ring rolling on the finger with the movement of the hand or an earring wiggling with the movement of the head.

Since childhood there have been two constant influences in his life: Nature and Jewelry. Each of Jef’s jewelry collections focuses on one natural element that has influenced his life in some way. His current collection, Sea Life, is a tribute to his relationship with Water.

Sculpted Jewelry

Tongue Fish Earrings

The fish is made from a combination of 14K pink gold and sterling silver, the pearl eyes are set with ...

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Star Gazer Fish Pendant

The body and tail are made out of 14K pink gold and sterling silver the eyes are white pearls set ...

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Octopus Ring

The body is Sterling silver. The tentacles hold 8 blue pearls set with 14 KT gold bezel set diamonds. The white pearl ...

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Hoop Fish Earrings

The fish is made from a combination of 18K royal gold and sterling silver, the pearl eyes are set with ...

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Eat-Me Fish Ring

The predator fish’s body is 14K pink gold and the tail is 14K white gold, its teeth are diamonds. ...

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Caviar Fish Ring

The body is 14K pink gold and the tail is 14K white gold. The mouth holds 10 black pearls and the ...

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Bubble Fish Ring

The body and head are crafted from sterling and fine silver, the fins are 14K yellow gold. The pearl eyes ...

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Bubble Eye Fish Bracelet

Each fish is made from a combination of 14K pink gold and 14K white gold, the pearl eyes are set ...

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