ABOUT HEAVENLY VICES
Heavenly Vices is created in Atlanta, GA by New Orleans native Samantha Jackson. The name evokes the experience of being a jewelry lover - the heavenly feeling you get when you see, touch or wear a piece of jewelry that has captivated you, and the vice that jewelry lovers have, the intoxicating thrill of finding a piece you can’t live without, and the universally held truth among jewelry lovers that one can never ever have enough. Samantha traces her love for jewelry back to the Mardi Gras parades of her childhood, where revelers vie for colorful beads and doubloons thrown by parade krewes. Although she still is not immune to the spoils of Mardi Gras, her taste has evolved into the fine jewelry she designs, imbuing all of her pieces with a nod to her beloved hometown.
"I grew up in New Orleans, where the beauty of the past and the art, architecture and legends of different cultures are so much a part of our daily lives. All of that inspiration has found its way into my collection, from the decorative and ornamental motifs like wrought ironwork to different symbolism of talisman to ward off evil and bring good fortune. Additionally, my collection is based the idea that you can rebuild, re-interpret and ultimately reinvent the past if you respect the history of what came before. Whether an antique component I have built a necklace around, or something new of my own creation, everything I make is inspired by a technique or treasure from the past. It is my hope that my jewelry’s story will evolve with its new owners – I love the idea of one of my pieces becoming part of family folklore, much like my family's treasures evoke happy memories of my loved ones who are no longer with us.”
Samantha is a passionate animal lover, and she devotes much of her time and energy to animal rescue. A portion of the profits from jewelry sales goes toward the various rescue organizations Samantha supports. To learn more about her animal rescue efforts, click here.