JEWELRY, ART, HELLA GOOD SMELLS, AND A SH*TLOAD OF FUN 🖤🤘🏽✨
WHEN I STARTED MAKING JEWELRY, I REFLECTED UPON HOW I NEVER REALLY FELT LIKE I TOTALLY FIT IN ANYWHERE.
I wanted to make pieces that felt truthful, authentic and not too perfect. They aren’t trying to be anything they’re not, but they’re still beautiful....
I WANT TO GO ABOUT LIFE AUTHENTICALLY, COMFORTABLE IN MY SKIN.
....and honestly, that’s what I want for myself. I want to go about life authentically, comfortable in my skin and feeling like I DO fit in wherever I land. My jewelry helps me do that - it makes me feel more me. And it makes my customers feel more them.
WHO ARE THE PIECES NAMED AFTER?
Each piece is inspired by and named after an important woman in my life. A lot of my designs are inspired by conversations or memories I have with my friends and loved ones, while others are a creation based on the essence of that person, or how they make me feel being around them. Wearing my jewelry is my way to always feel connected to them, whether they are near or far.
Within the product page, you will learn who is behind the name of each piece.
14K GOLD SAMANTHA NECKLACE | BEHIND THE NAME:
Sometimes it's weird for me to call this the "Samantha" necklace, because it is named after my childhood best friend who I've exclusively called Sam my entire life. This was the first necklace I made and still remains my best seller! It came about while Sam and I were hanging out in my studio (AKA my garage at the time) and she mentioned that she wanted me to design an every day necklace that she could wear with everything, including the scrubs she wears while working in the OR at the hospital. So I came up with this very simple and comfortable design and it took off! It has remained my best seller since its launch in 2016.
“I’ve always felt a little weird in jewelry stores, as if the pieces weren’t me, were too perfect and impersonal to wear every day. But Nat’s jewelry feels really, really good. And I can’t describe it better than that.”
“The love and creativity that goes into her work reflects in every necklace, hoop, and bangle. I never take mine off.”
“Natalie McMillan’s jewelry is one of a kind not only for its unique style, timeless quality and individually crafted pieces, but also because Natalie is one of a kind. Her personality shines bright in each piece, making them all the more special.”