The Good Life
with a Southern Drawl

Southern Jewelry Designer Hyla Dewitt

By Amy Bailey — June 30, 2014

Southern jewelry designer Hyla Dewitt creates original, eye popping jewelry. We had the chance to interview her to find out where her passion for designing originated. Find out more at

What made you decide to go into fashion?

I’ve always had a passion for fashion. According to my parents, when I was learning how to walk I wouldn’t take a step without a purse on my arm.

What inspires you to design?

Finding new ways to express the new trends in my work. I love finding brilliant gemstones and materials and seeing where they take me.

What are your favorite materials to work with?

Semi precious gemstones. I love everything from sparkly drusy stones, rubies and turquoise to bright bold chalcedony.

What songs inspire you?

Florence and The Machine “You’ve got the love” . It’s one of my favorite songs. Whenever I feel kind of blue and need to be pumped up, I blast this song and think of all the great people in my life.

If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be?

Not just one place. If I had the time and funds I would be a professional jetsetter. I love to travel and get inspiration from different cultures.

What is your favorite trend for summer and fall?

I love the structured color blocking trends. It compliments my latest jewelry line very well!

What one item can you not live without?

My white silk Joie top. It’s a blank canvas for a great necklace. I can dress it up with a skirt and a great statement piece or dress it down with jeans and an egyptian tassel. It’s basically a dressy white tank-top. I live in it.