Designer Anne Hughes
Designer Anne Hughes studied art at the College of Charleston and continued her artistic education at Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy. After studying under jeweler Franco Alocci, Anne returned home to expand her jewelry line. From childhood, Hughes was fascinated by the fine jewelry and gems imported by her South American grandmother. Hughes grew up surrounded by artists and considers herself a lifelong student of art and fashion. "I find inspiration in the style and beauty of my friends," said Hughes. "Each major piece is designed with a specific person in mind." Hughes currently designs two major collections a year, and offers smaller collections of seasonal pieces. In addition, Hughes designs one-of-a-kind, privately commissioned pieces for Anne Belen’s sister line, Ramona Couture.
Anne Belen jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. All pieces are made of high-quality sterling silver, gold fill, and semi-precious gemstones. Each creation in the Anne Belen line is designed and originally executed by designer Anne Hughes. Those which are chosen for production are recreated in limited quantity by trained artisans working under Hughes’s supervision. Wholesale pricing is available for qualified retail outlets.
Studio Anne Belen was founded in 2003 by Anne Hughes and is based in Charleston, South Carolina.