Rebecca Norman is known for her unique, limited production jewelry handcrafted at her Southern California studio. Her modern, down-to-earth style is the result of an adventurous spirit and vast global life experiences. Of Australian heritage, Rebecca grew up in Taiwan, where at an early age she developed an interest in jewelry. After moving to the U.S. in 1985, Rebecca earned a degree in goldsmithing and in 1999 Rebecca Norman Inc was formed as a creative outlet for Rebecca to express her innovative and modern jewelry designs. In recent years Rebecca began designing small collections of hand stitched hand bags exclusively for her store in Solana Beach; today her full collection of leather goods are carried by over 50 independent retailers worldwide and at rebeccanorman.com. Rebecca lives in Leucadia, CA with her son Hadleigh.
In 2008 Rebecca Norman Boutique opened on Cedros Avenue in beautiful Solana Beach, California. The Boutique was an immediate hit and won “Best Jewelry Retailer” in Ranch and Coast Magazine in 2009 and 2010. Catering to both locals and visitors, the Boutique carried the most comprehensive collection of RN goods in the country, including one of a kind pieces, mobiles, candles, ponchos and other gifts – all designed by Rebecca. In 2019 Rebecca moved RN Boutique down the street to the modern shopping emporium know as Lotus on Cedros where her collection, along with numerous local artists + designers is shown and is available for purchase 7 days a week. Enjoy some lunch and a glass of wine at Madeleine Cafe, located inside Lotus on Cedros.
The Jewelry: Handmade in California
Each piece of Rebecca Norman jewelry is hand crafted at her studio in California. Techniques include hand forging, hammering, soldering polishing, and stone setting. Metals used include sterling silver, 14k, 18k & 22k gold, bronze and brass. Each piece is unique. We work with numerous artisans, casters, and beaders – all are small businesses based in California, as are many of the numerous vendors and suppliers we work with. When you purchase Rebecca Norman Jewelry you are helping to keep small business and craftsmanship alive in the Golden State and we thank you!
The Leather Collection: Handmade in (Baja) California
In 2008 Rebecca designed her first handbags; hand stitched, ultra organic leather pouches with sewn on gemstones. They were sold exclusively in her retail store and at Fred Segal. Today, the line has grown to include leather pouches with handmade bangles, cross body bags and totes. Rebecca Norman leathergoods are all manufactured in a small, family owned leather factory in Tijuana, CA. All hardware is handmade in California.