A NEW GENERATION OF SEASONLESS LUXURY
Demi-Fine Jewellery crafted in 9kt & 14kt solid gold, gold vermeil with precious and semi-precious stones.
Founded in London in 2016, by Sophie Howard, By Pariah draws together rich materiality and heritage production techniques to present timeless collections steeped in luxury.
Inspired by an article in the National Geographic about the Pariah parts of the Caribbean, the brand is built upon a love of untouched, raw materials. Using only the finest natural materials, each with its own origin and defined by its own characteristics, each piece celebrates an individual journey. Sophie is driven by a desire to amplify the notion of modern, attainable fine jewellery without compromising on quality and ethical practices.
Collections are built upon a foundation of elegant, seasonless designs, creating an appreciation for possessions with purpose and tradition over trends. The jewels Sophie creates are hand crafted in 9kt and 14kt, recycled gold by female lead, family-run businesses; all semi-precious stones are carved by hand to further appreciate and enhance their organic forms. The methods Sophie employs to conceive her creations have largely been left behind by modern mass manufacturing.
In what has become a natural extension for the brand, Sophie introduced homeware in late 2020. A capsule collection of hand carved green onyx bowls will be followed in 2021 by further, complimentary items. For the By Pariah Woman, Sophie Howard is creating a universe of beautiful, unique, strong yet subtle pieces to adorn both the person and the home. These items are only available direct at www.bypariah.com
By Pariah jewellery can be found online or at select retail partners, Browns, Luisa Via Roma, Broken English, The Jewellery Room Copenhagen. By Pariah has achieved global notoriety with the help of icons, Rosie Hungton-Whiteley, Karlie Kloss, Emma Corrin & Thandie Newton.
About Sophie Howard
Following a career in luxury fashion PR, Sophie found herself disillusioned with the cyclical nature of the fashion industry; seasonality, following trends, the new and the next. A creative spirit, a trained silversmith, who had as a teen dabbled in the creation of trinkets and jewels, Sophie set out to build a new generation of luxury brand.
German born, hailing from Munich but educated in England, Sophie has an instinctive understanding of understated elegance; of subtle style signifiers that speak volumes. Combine that with an innate desire to create and a strong vision for her brand aesthetic you have the perfect melting pot. By Pariah is created for the global woman.- sophisticated, with an appreciation for craftsmanship and the finest materials.
Sophie’s process is intuitive, with a keen sculptural eye she creates new silhouettes as an extension of those that have come before; always seeking to highlight the raw, natural beauty of the materials she employs.