Lori McLean Bio

Designer Lori McLean

LORI MCLEAN

Lori McLean is a self-taught jeweler and metal smith whose foundational background includes formal training in printmaking and design. She began making jewelry in 1991 in San Francisco, where her line of sterling and enamel pieces soon became well known for their layered planes of colorful, translucent resin on textured silver backgrounds. Much of this work was influenced by modernist design, and in 2000 Lori was asked by the Museum of Modern Art to create an exclusive collection of jewelry based on the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright.

In 2011, Lori began working her way back into full-blown jewelry production. She began by studying stone setting with a master Japanese metal smith in his Chelsea Studio. Obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Diamond Grading at the Gemological Institute helped further pave the way to sourcing the perfect antique stones to incorporate into her collection. The new line is a throwback to 18th and 19th century design, with the benefit of the unique, wearable settings and finishes which have become Lori’s trademarks.

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$765.00
 
This bright necklace from Lori McLean showcases a marquee turquoise center. Perfect for layering.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in turquoise.
  • Pendant measures 5/16-in. across.
  • Necklace adjusts 16-in. to 18-in. long with lobster clasp.
  • $5,200.00
     
    This sweet ring from Lori McLean immediately stands out for its unique sparkle. The hexagon setting showcases an old European cut diamond center framed in a halo of pavé diamonds.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow and white gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds.
  • Diamonds total .62 carats.
  • Finished on a thin gold band.
  • $750.00
     
    Five turquoise drops command the eye in this vibrant Lori McLean ring. Each drop is individually bezel set in an intricate gold design.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in turquoise.
  • $1,975.00
     
    A classic style with a modern twist, this Lori McLean solitaire diamond ring has a unique organic gold band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow and white gold.
  • Detailed with a E/VS2 diamond.
  • Diamond center totals 0.25 carats.
  • $6,200.00
     
    The perfect engagement ring for a contemporary bride looking for a touch of romance. This octagon Lori McLean ring showcases a old mine brilliant diamond center framed in pavé white diamonds.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat white and rose gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds.
  • Diamonds total .69 carats.
  • Finished with a fine rose gold band.
  • $2,195.00
     
    An old mine cut diamond nestles into the square center of this Lori McLean diamond ring. Pavé white diamonds accent the round center on both sides of the band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat white gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds
  • Old Mine Cut Diamond totals 0.33 carats H/I
  • $4,100.00
     
    This spectacular ring from Lori McLean is a sleek refreshing take on a classic design. A Old European Cut Diamond rests in floating setting of white gold. The diamond is bezel set and finished on a high polish gold band with detailed etching. Celebrate your love by gifting this ring for your special engagement or anniversary.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow and white gold.
  • Detailed with a Old European Cut Diamond.
  • Diamond totals 0.50 carats.
  • Finished with a thin band.
  • $840.00
     
    A dazzling good luck charm from Lori McLean. This dainty evil eye ring is detailed with a bright pink sapphire resting in-between two rubies. Perfect for everyday. Stacked or worn alone this ring will look great and bring you good energy!

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in pink sapphire and ruby.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • $840.00
     
    This ring by Lori McLean is a subtle good luck charm that will fit perfectly in your everyday stack. This evil eye ring is detailed with two emeralds surrounding a marquise cut turquoise stone. Finished on a high polished thin gold band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in turquoise and emerald.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • $3,510.00
     
    You won't be able stop gazing at this captivating ring from Lori McLean. This ring has a dazzling lofted moonstone center that is framed in diamonds.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in moonstone and diamond.
  • Diamonds total 0.50 carats.
  • Finished on a thin gold band.
  • $1,710.00
     
    This classic band from Lori McLean has an edgy appeal with the crisp square edge and dazzling eight flush set baguette diamonds. The band is engraved by hand with sweet wheat detailing around the entire band. Perfect for stacking.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in diamond.
  • Band measures 2mm in width.
  • $320.00
     
    This dainty stacking ring from Lori McLean is made by hand with a squared off band and a tiny fantail accent on the front. The perfect simple accent for your everyday stack.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • $1,010.00
     
    This gorgeous ring from Lori McLean features a lovely cluster of varied turquoise beads with a nice pop of color. They rest on a thin, graduated band of yellow gold.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in turquoise.
  • $810.00
     
    This stunning Lori McLean ring showcases bright blue sapphires. The round blue sapphires are individually bezel set.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in blue sapphire.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • $875.00
     
    Bright and stunning this Lori McLean ring showcases five emeralds individually bezel set. Perfect for stacking.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in emerald.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
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