“My biggest accomplishment was founding Laurel Burch Inc. in 1979 with three investors and with full control as president and chief designer. In Beijing, I worked on a new style of enamel and in Hong Kong I developed 24 new cloisonné designs. In Taiwan, I sourced a die stamping facility to produce my first sterling silver jewelry and also traveled to Mexico, Hawaii, Morocco and Paris in the same year."

“I am perhaps best known for my jewelry collections. Many collectors own more than 100 pairs of earrings and have told me wonderful stories about how and when they acquired their favorite pieces. Over the years I have created hundreds of designs, but my felines are by far the most popular. Some of my most classic cats make appearances in many colors, various metals and materials, including silver, gold, carved and painted wood and – my favorites – hand-painted, brilliantly hued cloisonné enamel.” 


“By the mid-1990s, however, I found I was devoting 80 percent of my time and energy to business matters and so in order to return to art, I licensed designs to a dozen companies that could make and distribute them around the world. During this time, frequent journeys to China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan also increased my love for beautiful scarves. The vibrant colors and softness inspired me to design my own collection.”

“One of my greatest joys is making my original paintings and art pieces. Many of them are held in private collections or shown in public exhibitions. I am also inspired when I find ways of making my art and designs available and other mediums, so that they can be enjoyed by many people." 

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"I have always loved the spectrum of possibilities and place as great a value on the simple and accessible pieces, such as earrings, as the more elaborate original pieces. What is important is the pleasure each piece of art can bring into someone’s everyday life, whatever form it takes.”

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Apple Cider & Clove

Sweet and spicy blend of warm apple cider, sweet orange slices, cinnamon, and cloves.


Berries and leaves of fragrant bay blend beautifully with grated cinnamon filled with warm notes of balsam fir and sandalwood.

Butterfly Kisses

Soft, sweet florals combined with a light fruity essence of apples and pears.


Earthy cedar with light notes of vanilla for a truly warming fragrance reminescent of walking through a wooded forest on a warm spring afternoon.

Cinnamon Stick

A beautiful, warm blend of spiced cinnamon with an underlying woody tone.

Cinnamon Vanilla

Mouthwatering combination of spicy cinnamon and the sweet and creamy essence of vanilla evokes the excitement of the fall and holiday seasons.

Citrus & Sage

A rich citrus blend of bergamot, tangerine, and lemon over a velvety green sage heart.

Crème Brulée

The buttery scent of warm sugar and sweet vanilla will have your mouth watering for the creamy dessert.  


Refreshing blend of green floral along with a lively mixture of tulip, jasmine, field grass, daffodil and white musk.

English Lavender

Lavender, freesia, and chamomile come together with a hint of musk to create a calming fragrance.


A stimulating scent of true eucalyptus that’s aromatic and fresh, with a spa-like smell to soothe and invigorate.


A beautiful, clean, invigorating scent that captures the essence of gardenias in bloom with fresh linen and musk.


A lush, green top-note of blooming hyacinth followed by a burst of primrose, jasmine, carnation, lotus blossom and star anise, finished with a subtle earthen nuance.

Inner Peace

Imagine yourself in an endless field of wildflowers where the air evokes the scent of white peonies, orange blossoms and geraniums dancing under a calm blue sky.


Sweet floral fragrance with musky honey undertones creates a calming and relaxed feeling.

Lavender Vanilla

Soothing blend calms the senses with spicy lavender warmed with rich vanilla and floral top-notes.

Lemon & Lavender

Citrusy lavender and sparkling top-notes of orange, tangerine, and lemon, with florals of plumeria, jasmine and cyclamen, and subtle notes of clove and vanilla.

Mahogany Teakwood

Notes of Mahogany and teakwood blend with sweet citron, bergamot, ylang ylang, and cinnamon bark.


Peony in bloom blended with jasmine and white lily, with bright green foliage for added depth of fragrance.

Sea Salt & Peony

A beautiful balance of sea salt, peony, geranium, rose, and tea leaves amid fresh aquatic scents of rosewood, white cedar, and white patchouli.

Sweet Orange & ChiliPepper

Bright and juicy! Bursting with orange, mandarin, and a touch of apple surrounding a soft neroli and rose, with the warmth of a peppery slightly musky base.

Warm Vanilla Sugar

Warm, sweet vanilla and sandalwood with hints of musk
surrounded with whispers of soft floral nuances.


Spicy floral bouquet of red rose, muguet, and carnation balanced with fresh notes of cinnamon and pine nuances.