THE BEAUTY OF COLOR
About Philip Zahm
“Real beauty is intangible. We see it with our eyes, but we feel it in our heart. There’s almost no language to describe it. That’s the level of beauty we strive for in every piece of jewelry we create.” – Philip Zahm
There is nothing ordinary about Philip Zahm Designs. But then there is nothing ordinary about Philip Zahm, either. From his childhood dream of becoming a guitar maker to his grown-up passion for making spectacular jewelry, Zahm’s cutting-edge sense of color and beauty is as sophisticated as it is daring.
“I’m passionate about colored stones,” he says. “They are our hallmark. Every piece we create is designed to evoke an emotion—a sense of joy, of fun, sophistication, and elegance. We use color to create highly personal journeys of self-discovery. When you feel happy, you want to wear something bright such as orange and yellow. When you’re feeling serious, maybe blue or deep red. Green is generous and earthy. Colors reflect the spectrum of emotions we feel. Why shouldn’t we express them in the jewelry we wear?”
Indeed, Zahm’s highly collectable and award-winning pieces do just that. Not only with emeralds, rubies, and sapphires, but enticing color palettes such as the neon blue-green of Paraiba tourmaline, the fiery orange-reds of Spessarite, the intense greens of Tsavorite, and the glowing prisms of Opal. “There are so many beautiful gems,” he says, “in every color of the rainbow. We let each stone’s unique personality guide our inspiration, and then set them in 18K gold, platinum, or palladium.”