MEET GOGO AND HANNAH
Hannah Sayre-Thomas is Gogo's daughter. From an early age Hannah was home schooled on Cumberland Island by her family alongside influential friends like Mikhail Baryshnikov, Carly Simon, William and Rose Styron and Nicole Miller.
She was immersed in the freedom and wonder of island life and the daily routine of her mother, traveling with her everywhere she went. The two of them would traverse the shore line discovering what Gogo still calls 'gifts from the sea', all the while explaining what they were and how they came to be. When Gogo first started designing, Hannah was underneath the table in a basket breathing in the inspiration.
Hannah travelled regular with her mother for shows all over the United States, Mexico, Europe and Morocco. Whilst living in Mexico Hannah studied to become a metal smith in San Miguel De Allende for two years. It was during these two years of jewelry design, Spanish and dance study that she found her calling as an artist. At the early age of thirteen Hannah's first design were on the NYC catwalk runways for Nicole Miller.
After graduating and living in LA for two years Hannah returned home to Cumberland Island to start working on the family business with her mother.
After twenty five years being at the helm of the business Gogo appointed Hannah President of Gogo inc. Since then they have been working closely together in all aspects of the business.
Gogo and Hannah have a psychic connection when it comes recognizing the transient beauty of light and form. It's almost as if they have a few extra degrees of peripheral vision. The patina of a shell or an ancient piece of Native American pottery partly hidden under sand and stone are to them as glaringly obvious as a road sign.
It's a delight to see them on the beach in the morning at low tide after a big storm front has passed through and many gifts have been deposited onto the shore line. Two shadows in the morning light marveling at nature as if it were Christmas morning.
As they examine their gifts the design conversations begin "look at this, wouldn't it be wonderful as a bracelet, look at the amazing colors of this shell, imagine if we put diamonds in a barnacle".
Gogo and Hannah cast the perfection of nature into timeless and exclusive jewelry. They both have a deep passion for what they do combined with a strong commitment to client attention and detail. There is such a great sense of history and so many stories intertwined with the jewelry itself that it's difficult to translate into major department stores. Consequently, you will only find Gogo in small boutiques with informed sales teams.
Over the next few years Gogo and Hannah's goals are to carefully expand their new collections into small boutiques in New York, LA, and London. Gogo and Hannah continue their families tradition of reciprocating success with philanthropic pursuits and charity endeavors in local nature and marine conservation projects and funding.