About

Biography

Hortense is a jewelry designer from Paris, France. She moved to California 15 years ago where she completed the Alan Revere Jewelry School in 2004 in San Francisco. Hortense started her own fine jewelry business 8 years ago and was featured in several famous stores in Paris such as Colette, Merci and Le Bon Marche.

In the last few years, her collections have been sold in far more stores throughout the U.S, Australia, Japan, Europe:  OK boutique in Los Angeles, Catbird in New York, Merci, Zef and Biba, Myrtille Beck in Paris and in the stores Joie-Current Elliot in New york and LA, all these to name a few.

"I am proud that my collections are featured in these boutiques because they represent who I am and the things I like; things unique, artistic and modern".

All Hortense Jewelry is made from the finest 14K gold along with precious and semi-precious stones.  I only use the best quality of metals and stones, and every piece I make is a piece to enjoy for your lifetime and hopefully hand down.  My charms have weight and my gold is solid, and I want you to know that quality is always at the forefront of my mind with every piece I create.  My pieces may look delicate, but they stand up to your lifestyle, how you live, how you parent, how you exercise, how you vacation, how you work, and how you love. Hortense Jewelry is made for your life.

 

Made In California

All of Hortense's designs are made in her studio in Los Angeles which allows her valued customers to have full transparency from materials to production 

 

 Materials we use, what we stand for
Solid Gold : All of Hortense's Jewelry is made in solid gold 14K. Any piece can be made in solid gold 18K or Platinum. For all our pieces, we try to use as much recycled gold as possible. 
 
Diamonds and Pearls : The gold and diamonds that we use are coming from companies that follow the highest human rights and environmental standards. All of our pearls come from Japan. 

 

Jewelry Care Tips
While gold has a shine and a luster all on its own, it's also a soft metal. This makes it susceptible to dings, scratches, and dents. Be mindful of your gold rings, watches, and bracelets while you wear and remove them.  Chlorine is gold's worst enemy with repeat exposure. Household cleaners with acid or abrasives will damage your jewelry's finish.  Make-up, perfume, hairspray, and lotions can damage your gold. Be sure to put these things on before your jewelry to limit the exposure.

Use this mild cleaner to scrub dirt and grime away from all of your baubles.

Ingredients
Dish soap
Water

Directions
Good ol’ soap and water can safely clean most types of jewelry. Choose a natural brand of dish soap to use for the least chemical exposure. Simply clean your jewels with soapy warm water and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use a soft cloth to clean gemstones.

For more heavily tarnished jewelry, use this more intensive jewelry cleaner. It works especially well on silver jewelry.

Ingredients
Aluminum foil
Baking soda
Hot water

Directions
Line a small bowl with aluminum foil and fill the bowl with hot water. Add your silver or gold jewelry and 1-3 tablespoons of baking soda, depending on the size of your bowl. Make sure the jewelry is touching the aluminum foil. Let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes. The tarnish on the jewelry should leave the silver and attach to the aluminum foil. Crazy, huh? Repeat the process if your jewelry isn’t as shiny as you would like.

You can also try soaking your jewels in club soda overnight to get rid of tarnish.