Native Californian and Malibu resident Heather Gardner started her jewelry business without any formal training in the summer of 2006. Her passion for jewelry design began in high school and college, as she would find herself lost for hours surrounded by gemstones, designing her own pieces, or adding new elements to the jewelry she owned. She ultimately gave up an established career in Education to delve into her creative passion, and her company Tiger Lily Collections was born.
The business quickly expanded and Heather decided to change her company brand to her own name, as she desired to add even more of a personal touch to her designs. On January 1, 2012, Tiger Lily Collections became Heather Gardner, a jewelry line that blends nature’s beauty within a modern trend-setting composition. Each Collection is designed for women who are exhilarated by living a life full of adventure and exploration but also enveloping themselves in the elegance and glamour that life offers.
California’s diverse landscape of endless coastlines, hidden dramatic canyons, and mountainous regions, have provided ample opportunities for Gardner to explore and take pleasure in. As a global traveler and outdoor adventurer, she seeks to capture the essence of the world’s beauty in her designs as well as the essence of earth, femininity and fashion. The color palate of the minerals, gemstones, and crystal selected reflect the colors she has discovered in the places that inspire her most.
Heather Gardner graces the likes of celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens, Guliana Rancic, Christina Applegate, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristin Stewart, among a few, and is sought after by many for various red carpet and social events. The jewelry is also featured in prominent print media such as Glamour, InStyle, Lucky, C Magazine, to name a few, and was has been featured featured on numerous models from Brooklyn Decker, Hillary Rhoda, and Anna V in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue in 2011 through 2015. Bloggers and Instagram favorites @gypsylovinlight and @sarahloven love to rock her jewels.
All of Gardner’s designs are manufactured in Malibu, California, USA. Even though there are high production demands to be met, all of the materials used are still hand selected by Gardner for each piece. Moreover, she selects unique pieces from global areas like Ethiopia, India, and Tibet, which not only compliments her eclectic style, but supports global communities by financially stimulating their economies. With every Heather Gardner purchase, YOU are also supporting these villages and communities!