FULLY BESPOKE

Millie and Noah partners intimately with each client, whether they have a clear and specific vision of what they want or are unsure where to even start. Designer Jen Tran will guide you step by step through the design process, narrowing down the design possibilities through our conversations.

Bespoke jewelry becomes even more special when it captures a unique and personal element of the individual wearing it. With a discerning eye for what is possible, Jen translates her clients’ desires into modern and relevant designs while ensuring that every piece is a thoughtful reflection of the wearer.

Bespoke jewelry becomes even more special when it captures a unique and personal element of the individual wearing it. With a discerning eye for what is possible, Jen translates her clients’ desires into modern and relevant designs while ensuring that every piece is a thoughtful reflection of the wearer.

EXEMPLARY WORK

Intaglio Ring

Millie and Noah partnered with former ELLE Accessories Editor Maria Dueñas Jacobs on a custom intaglio ring with a portrait of her cat Frankie.

Intaglio Ring

Millie and Noah partnered with former ELLE Accessories Editor Maria Dueñas Jacobs on a custom intaglio ring with a portrait of her cat Frankie.

I have always loved the idea of heirloom pieces. Ever since my first daughter Luna was born, my husband and I have had this tradition of getting each of our three girls a piece of jewelry every year for their birthdays. All my friends know me as a cat lady and Frankie is like my fourth child so it is only fitting that I have a piece dedicated to her.

-Maria Dueñas Jacobs

The first step of the process was to source a 10 carat grey Burmese spinel to match Frankie’s coat. The stone was then shipped to Germany to be carved by renowned glyptician Michael Peuster. An intaglio portrait of Frankie was carved onto the spinel. The spinel was set asymmetrically in an opal in-lay along with diamonds, both of which are her children’s birthstones.

“In this age of social media and instant gratification, it was a nice change to see something slowly take shape and the buildup in anticipation was completely worth it,” says Maria.

The first step of the process was to source a 10 carat grey Burmese spinel to match Frankie’s coat. The stone was then shipped to Germany to be carved by renowned glyptician Michael Peuster. An intaglio portrait of Frankie was carved onto the spinel. The spinel was set asymmetrically in an opal in-lay along with diamonds, both of which are her children’s birthstones.

“In this age of social media and instant gratification, it was a nice change to see something slowly take shape and the buildup in anticipation was completely worth it,” says Maria.

The charm of the Frankie ring by Millie & Noah is totally modern and also conjures up jewels of the ancient world and eighteenth and nineteenth century cameo revivals. Long before there were photographs and selfies, gems were carved with images of beloved Greek gods and goddess as well famous figures and loved ones. The art of engraved gems that Jen Tran is helping to revive with Millie & Noah is without a doubt one of the most luxurious ways to personalize a jewel.

-Marion Fasel
The Adventurine

CYLINDER SEAL PENDANT

InStyle features editor and jewelry aficionado Laurel Pantin wanted a pendant inspired by her one year old son Ellis.

CYLINDER SEAL PENDANT

InStyle features editor and jewelry aficionado Laurel Pantin wanted a pendant inspired by her one year old son Ellis.

After many texts back and forth, Jen and Laurel eventually settled on doing a cylindrical seal bearing a portrait cameo of Ellis’ profile to be worn as pendant, much like those from the Mesopotamian period more than 5,000 years ago. The amethyst was a nod to Ellis’ birthstone and the seal also bears his name and birthdate in Laurel’s handwriting.

I think Ellis is perfect in every way, obviously, but I've always especially loved his profile. He had the most adorable puffy baby cheeks, tiny little nose, baby lashes, and chicken fluff curls around the time he turned one, I wanted to pop him in the freezer and keep him that way forever. Jen took a picture I snapped of his delicious little profile and had it frozen in time for me. It's a really sweet memento of a really sweet time. Working with her was amazing - as a jewelry enthusiast I really appreciated the detailed, technical updates about how my piece was made. I loved seeing the hands that actually made it, and when I received it, truly feeling the love, care, and attention to detail that went in to making it. 

- Laurel Pantin