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Melissa Lew started her namesake studio in the beautiful hills of Virginia in 2005. Driven by her love of bold design and bright colors, she creates modern, inspirational fashion and lifestyle accessories in her studio in South Riding, Virginia. She is inspired by the world around her – traveling, exploring the wonders of nature, and her own Chinese heritage. Her designs are meant to inspire and encourage. They celebrate individuality, friendships, experiences, and life’s milestones.

Her work has received numerous awards; she was named a Made in Virginia 2015 winner by Virginia Living Magazine.

Melissa Lew is also proud to partner with a variety of non-profits who share a vision of making the world a better, more inspired place.

Melissa Lew products can be found in retail locations across the United States, including museums, gardens, and specialty wellness boutiques.


Melissa Lew is available for interviews and/or quotes on a variety of issues – from Asian inspired art to exhibition reviews to ecofashion and sustainability. Please contact Melissa today for more information.


Looking for eco-chic jewelry for your photo shoots or productions? Please send requests to


Would love to hear about your event! Please send all event inquiries (pop-ups, trunk shows, fashion shows, art shows, etc) to

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Fast Facts

  • Modern, stylish eco-friendly jewelry designed and handcrafted in the USA

  • Consciously handcrafted from eco-friendly materials (bamboo, stainless steel, recycled sterling silver)

  • Each necklace comes with a card and envelope for easy gifting

  • Gifts for those who love to travel – colors/designs can evoke memories of places traveled and cultures experienced

  • Gifts for those who love nature – inspired by the beauty of the world around us

  • Gifts for those who love gardens – inspired by the beauty of flowers

  • Meaningful gifts for inspired living

  • Affordable, meaningful eco-friendly gifts under $25

  • Melissa Lew is an award winning jewelry designer from Virginia


“Her jewelry was so eye-catching, a mix of one of a kind colors and textures and it was great for the environment!”
POPPIR (2016)

“With her deft blend of Chinese culture’s esteem for nature and Virginia’s rich garden history, South Riding’s Melissa Lew was a shoe-in for the ‪#‎MadeInVa2015‬ Awards!”
Virginia Living Magazine (2015)

‪#‎MadeInVa2015‬ Award winner Melissa Lew of South Riding seamlessly meshes Chinese culture’s esteem for nature and Virginia’s rich garden history with her stunning jewelry.”
Virginia Living Magazine (2015)

“From peaceful koi fish to intricately designed cherry blossoms, Melissa’s jewelry speaks volumes about her talent and eye for detailed beauty.”
Jessica Blaszczak, Ballston Partnership (July 2012)

Melissa Lew’s Asian designs were an absolute hit and were snatched up by guests upon sight.”
Chase Masterson, Hollywood Today (Emmys 2010)

“Going green looked chic when accessorized with jewelry by Melissa Lew…”
Katherine Limon, My Signature Look (February 2010)

“This Herndon-based crafts-chick tinkers out damn classy jewelry…These things win awards at bead festivals, so you know they’re legit.”
Craftily Romantic: Melissa Lew Jewelry, Thrillist Valentine’s Day Guide (February 2010)