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Gogo Jewelry has been transforming nature into wearable art for over 30 years…

It all begins with a daily journey through an old maritime forest to the beach, something glistens, uncovered by the tide, awaiting to be transformed into timeless jewelry. This is the routine of jewelry designer Janet ‘Gogo’ Ferguson. Cumberland is the southernmost of the Georgia barrier islands, home of the Carnegie family for seven generations.

Island matriarchs Lucy Carnegie and granddaughter Lucy Ferguson instilled their wisdom and passion for the natural beauty of the island in generations to follow. Growing up on Cumberland has gifted Gogo with an insatiable sense of wonder and respect for her surroundings; a legacy that is a constant in their transformations of the natural world into their designs.

In her extensive travels she has recognized the foundation that nature provides in design throughout all cultures – from adornment to functional art and sculptures.

Because every intricate detail of the original form is perfectly retained, holding a piece of Gogo jewelry in your hands feels like you are truly entwined with the spirit of the creature or plant that inspired it.

Gogo designed for the Atlanta Olympics, the G8 Summit Meeting held on St Simons Island at the Cloister, and has been featured in films as well as collected by many celebrities and dignitaries around the world.

In 2013 The High Museum in Atlanta Ga. honored Gogo with an eight month installation, Gogo: Nature Transformed, presenting the evolution of her creativity. Her most famous pieces were on display alongside exclusive designs created especially for the exhibit, as well as some of her first natural bone designs and pieces donated by celebrity clients. The exhibition then moved to the Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts and is looking to move to New York City in 2015.

Most recently Gogo was featured on CBS Sunday Morning’s ‘Where Nature Feels Large’, where Gogo talks about life on Cumberland Island and the inspiration for her unique designs.

Look out for Gogo Jewelry in the upcoming science fiction movie ‘Tommorowland’, directed by Brad Bird, Featuring George Clooney.