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 A bit about the artist:


Lisa Hirsch is the designer & maker of all things PHD. 
A native New Yorker gone West, likely missing a real bagel as you read this- who grew up in between worlds; spending most of her formative years either on the beach (hello, warm Atlantic) or in the East Village.
She was bitten by the travel bug & skipped town as soon as possible, hitchhiking & having adventures across the continent.
She eventually landed on the west coast & got her Masters in Early Childhood Edu. She quit teaching while living in SF because the momentum of her jewelry company kept growing!
She now works for her own company full time, living in pretty Portland Oregon with her main squeeze & their little, sweet mutt Penique. 

The vision:
Lisa loves to help remind people of their beauty. Some of the sauce in the jewelry is that it's made with empowerment in mind. Each piece is created for people who dare themselves just a bit- at the very least- to be bold in their style, as the pay off is so worth it.
She sees interconnectivity in activism, strength & beauty; If you look good, you feel better. If you feel better, you do better. If you're doing better, you're doing your part in this big, beautiful, complicated world.
Jewelry is just another branch of self care.
Ethical sourcing of stones is the backbone of PHD jewelry. We believe that it is our responsibility to care & lessen our footprint. Using gems that are traceable back to safe origins ensures that you can feel good about the entire purchase. 
There's no part of the process that requires blissful ignorance.

Lisa's beautiful mother, Diana was an amazing woman who wore many creative hats & handed down similar genes. This site is a dedication to her.


*The artist as a tot with her mother.