Past, Present, Future.
Hello! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Tori Love, and you guessed it, I’m the lady behind all things Tori Love Jewelry. Native to Rochester, New York, I am now based in Chicago, Illinois where I am grateful every day to make a living doing what I love.
A glimpse into my past: Since childhood, I’ve always been a creator. Drawing, painting, ceramics, you name it, but it wasn’t until I was 19 that I made my first piece of jewelry. Through my desire to merge high-end sculpture with everyday functionality, I thought jewelry would be the perfect fusion. Then sure enough, in 2013 I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City with a degree in Jewelry Design. With nothing keeping me tied to NYC, I picked up and moved. It took a while to get comfortable in a new place that I had only visited once before, and for about two years I actually didn’t make jewelry at all. When I finally sat down at my bench again, it all came back to me how much I loved creating, specifically working in wax, which is how all of my jewelry begins.
Progression of 1st ever dog (left) to first of the "Luxe Pup collection (right).
The path to the present: In 2016, a close friend of mine asked me to make her a ring, saying simply “surprise me.” I thought, okay, what is something she loves the most in this world? The most obvious answer was her dog, Pebbles. With that in mind I went ahead and sculpted my first ever pup, a tiny dachshund that she still wears every day. Soon after, I began to receive requests for custom pup commissions, and eventually engagement rings, "push gifts" and other sentimental jewelry. In 2018 I launched my signature “Luxe Pup Collection,” a hand-sculpted line of detailed dog rings and necklaces with endless breed possibilities. I also began to build a line of delicate florals and one of a kind heirloom quality pieces. All tied together by a passion for excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail.
A plan for the future: I love continuing to grow my collection of Luxe Animal jewelry, and I am so excited to expand my selection of gemstones for you to choose from. If you like what you've seen and want some one of a kind jewelry of your own, please reach out! I absolutely love creating future heirlooms for my clients, and working to make your vision come to life.