After 28 years in Los Angeles, Melinda moved to the mountains of North Carolina 10 years ago, where she opened Sweet Magnolia Gallery, the flagship store/studio of Melinda Lawton Jewelry in Hendersonville. Her jewelry is also featured in the curated collections of the Grand Bohemian Galleries in Asheville,NC, Charleston,SC, St.Augustine, FL, Birmingham, AL, and two in Savannah, GA, as well as other galleries.
Melinda’s amazing back-story includes spending 30 years as a designer for film/TV, received 2 Emmy nominations, had her jewelers worn by American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood, and has collectors all over the world!
Her jewelry is timeless with strong roots in antique style. Using bold color combinations, and the finest gems, the creation of these treasures is truly her life’s passion. As one customer just wrote her “Your jewelry is what I wear when I want to feel my bravest.”
“This”, says Melinda, “Is why I am so excited about making jewelry!” Empowering women… one at a time!