Born in Paris in 1971, Jade Jagger has since carved a feted reputation as an artist, creative director and visionary jeweller.
Jade’s childhood coincided with the halcyon days of the pop art scene in New york. Andy Warhol’s ‘The Factory’ inspired and nurtured Jade’s talent for painting. It was he who famously said, “I love Mick and Bianca, but Jade’s more my speed. I taught her how to color and she showed me how to play Monopoly. She was four and I was forty-four.”
“I love Mick and Bianca, but Jade’s more my speed.
I taught her how to color and she showed me how to play Monopoly. She was four and I was forty-four.”
Jade began her career as an artist I the late 1980’s. After studying painting in Florence she held numerous successful exhibitions of her works before her freewheeling entrepreneurial spirit led her to set up Jade Inc, applying a colourful, bohemian aesthetic to one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces. Her jewellery was initially available exclusively through Paul Smith stores around the world. The response from clients and press was overwhelming and led to an impressive international list of stockists including Maxfields, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Collette, Browns, The Cross and a La Mode amongst others. Jade Inc had become a global business.
Jade’s critical and commercial success did not go unnoticed by Asprey & Garrard and in September 2000 she was appointed fine jeweller to the House seeing out a successful seven-year creative directorship to the worlds oldest luxury brand and bringing it successfully into the 21st century with timeless collections including the signature Wing design which remains a best selling collection for the House. Jade designed and opened Garrard stores in London, New York, Tokyo and L.A.
In 2004 Jade and her long standing design partner Tom Bartlett joined forces with John Hitchcox, Philippe Starck and yoo to design chic apartments internationally under the creative directorship ‘Jade Jagger for yoo’, the first being The Jade in New York. This was followed soon-after by The Lakes, a development in one of England’s most sought after country hideaways; the Cotswolds and has since designed living space for yoo projects for the Boglioni Hotel in Marrakech and has Four impressive apartment buildings in Mumbai underway.
In 2008 Jade’s design was again in the spotlight after a worldwide tour of the “Jagger Dagger” a precious ice pick made from white gold and lapis, designed especially for Belvedere Vodka.
Not only content with designing world famous interiors and jewellery, Jade then expanded into fashion, designing couture and luxury pieces which were sold alongside her jewellery at the first Jade Jagger store which launched in November 2009 on West London’s All Saints Road.
2010 saw Jade take on one of the most reputable design jobs of her career. To redesign the bottle of Guerlains most famous perfume – Shalimar. This included the making of two exceptional bejewelled bottles with handcrafted tops featuring an array of sapphires and polki diamonds and saw the following years sales up 42%.
In 2011 the opportunity came to re-design the label of Croix de Beaucaillou, one of Bordeaux’s greatest wines belonging to the brand, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou. Combining the elegance of Jades design with her vision of how this exquisite wine should be perceived and appreciated made for a beautifully received addition to the wine brand.
Now taking time to concentrate on her intricately crafted fine jewellery collection, Jade divides her business between her London store and India, taking inspiration from traditional Indian materials and reworking them for the contemporary customer.
Jade’s maverick sensibility, combining refined luxury and grounded values, has created the many facets for the Jade Jagger design brand.