Sidney Garber, a legendary Chicago jeweler for the eponymous line, started creating highly coveted jewelry for the Windy City’s elite in 1946. Son of a watchmaker, he launched his own jewelry store when was still in his 20s.
From his signature ridged gold cuffs to delicate diamond feather earrings, Garber brought exquisite designs back from artisans abroad, often taking his daughter Brooke Garber Neidich to ateliers in Milan and Paris from an early age.
So it’s no wonder that when Neidich inherited the business in 2008, she not only continued his legacy with the prestigious Michigan Avenue store, but also revamped the line to include roped diamond necklaces and aquamarine bracelets of her own, and launched a new flagship at 998 Madison Avenue in New York.
Sidney Garber’s fans include the Olsen twins, Dakota Johnson, Marion Cotillard, Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman and Kate Bosworth, and for a good reason: it’s one of those rare lines that evokes unapologetic luxury yet gives the feeling of something “found”.
Garber Neidich’s approach toward design does not follow trends. “I don’t think of jewelry as seasonal. There are times you get tired of something and put it in a drawer and then it has a whole rebirth,” she said to WWD. Classic designs with a modern twist, the jewelry can stand proudly on their own as statement pieces or be easily layered with simpler designs.
Looking for jewelry that you can wear to work and a cocktail party? Sidney Garber has an array of options for you. Here are some of our favorite pieces.