As a native of Portland, Oregon, Maggi Simpkins has acquired a unique training in harnessing the beauty of both the natural and built environment. Simpkins began designing jewelry professionally in 2008, for a private label in Los Angeles. Her designs have been carried in stores such as Fred Segal, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Kitson, BCBG and countless boutiques across the nation; before starting her own line, M by Maggnolia.
Throughout her career, Simpkins has found inspiration in making others feel beautiful and strives to craft each piece into a breath of confidence. She believes jewelry allows an avenue of bold expression that is unlike any other medium. Through this passion she has developed expertise ranging from fashion to fine jewelry; experimenting with precious metals, diamonds and gemstones. She describes creating custom engagement rings as one of her favorite and most rewarding aspects of her work and takes pride in building heirlooms for her clients.
Recognizing the importance of conservation, Simpkins has recently expanded the environmentally sustainable nature of her brand. M by Maggnolia is comprised from 100% socially responsible materials and a unique blend of reclaimed metals. Each piece of jewelry is handmade with love from her Los Angeles studio.