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MIDAS Touch

Jennifer Fisher, the multi-hyphenate jewelry designer-turned-lifestyle pacesetter, proves that the success of her expanding empire is predicated upon simply being herself
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Put simply, speaking with Jennifer Fisher is nothing short of incandescent. And though one might recall her airy, almost gossamer-like intonation working in synergistic rhythm alongside her heavily grounded, robust personal ethos, it’s the residual soreness left on one’s face from smiling long after they’ve ended a conversation with the designer that best quantifies her sui generis disposition and effervescent approach to life.

The origin story of the Jennifer Fisher brand is anything but inconspicuous, having been continuously chronicled amid a labyrinth of lengthy cover stories and confessional podcasts since its inception in the mid-2000’s. However, in its most distilled version, its founding reads a little something like this: At age 30, Fisher was diagnosed with a rare desmoid tumor in her chest for which she underwent chemotherapy until it ultimately shrank.

Years later, when she wanted to conceive, she was cautioned against doing so by her doctor, as her condition was affected by the production of estrogen. But after the loss of two surrogate pregnancies, the would-be designer took a break to become pregnant naturally and gave birth to her first child, Shane, in spring 2005. To commemorate the astonishing feat, she sought an equally astonishing, bespoke piece of jewelry. However, when nothing Fisher saw on the market at the time fit the bill, she took matters into her own hands and crafted the ultimate conversation piece—a gilded dog tag engraved with her son’s name, for those of you wondering—a running theme that has since colored the trajectory of her auspicious career.

But, again, that’s just the beginning. Many founders would begin an introductory discussion—or in this case, an interview—at that point, and recount the trials and tribulations they underwent years back. Fisher, however, would much rather subvert the archetypal norm, an approach she’s often successfully employed, by beginning with the here and the now. After all, she was still coming off the heels of the Rihanna news.

MIDAS Touch - MÔNOT Dress. VALENTINO GARAVANI Pumps. JENNIFER FISHER Jewelry.
MÔNOT Dress. VALENTINO GARAVANI Pumps. JENNIFER FISHER Jewelry.

It’s funny. There are times when I’ve lost a lot of things, and there’s a lot of things that have not gone my way. But it’s in all those things that I haven’t won or been a part of or been included in, I think, that have made me that much more determined to make it.

Thus, it’s this innately personal design philosophy that has ultimately made Fisher a walking ad for cynosure; she leads with intention for herself first and foremost, which, in turn, resonates as ingenious for the masses. And it’s for this reason that her entrepreneurial Midas touch is inextricably linked with her personal coolness factor, which has increased so much over the years that it’s recently opened the doors to myriad other entrepreneurial endeavors. Case in point? What she modestly calls her “healthcare and lifestyle thing”—a capsule collection in collaboration with CB2, the successful creation of proprietary blends of salt available on her site, and a perfume aptly dubbed “My Scent.”

MIDAS Touch - STAUD Dress. JENNIFER FISHER Jewelry.
STAUD Dress. JENNIFER FISHER Jewelry.

Not dissimilar to her eponymous jewelry line, these other ventures have stemmed from the very gaps that Fisher herself discovered as a consumer. Of her salt line, she muses: “I just decided one day to put my egg avocado toast on Instagram like everybody else was doing. And little did I know that everyone was going to ask me what was the salt and seasoning that was on top of that.” As for her perfume? That, too, culled inspiration from the California native’s own likeness. “Everyone’s always like, ‘What perfume do you wear?’ And I was always saying, ‘It’s a combination of five different things.’ And so that’s when I finally decided to do ‘My Scent,’ during COVID.” Regardless of what the final product looks like, whether it’s a savory condiment or chic marble serving tray, few people intuit the same undertone of appreciation that the influence peddler does: “I’m super grateful that people trust me to give them that information.”

MIDAS Touch - JASON WU Top & Skirt. JENNIFER FISHER Jewelry.
JASON WU Top & Skirt. JENNIFER FISHER Jewelry.

Fisher’s success is not given to hyperbole. In just a matter of years, she has gone from selling customizable, direct-to-consumer fine jewelry to becoming a cultural signifier and purveyor of the zeitgeist. However, this rise to the top also means that she’s faced with making a lot more choices. “The nicest thing about getting to the place that we are now is the ability to say yes to the opportunities that are coming to us,” she confesses. “There’s a lot of other opportunities that are opening up for us in different spaces of design. So I’m very excited for what the future holds. We have some cool things happening.”

The seemingly endless opportunities Fisher will likely continue to juggle down the line as a result of her increased celebrity and venture into the wellness, home and beauty spaces remains elusive—yet the designer appears to be anything but fazed. It’s this sense of poise and self-effacing awareness that makes one think that she is and always has been ahead of her time, and we’re all just catching up. On what she thinks this future will look like for her, she cheekily says: “It looks like a whole lot of fun.”

One of those projects could even be a cookbook with bits of wisdom from Fisher’s own health journey with Hashimoto’s disease. “I’ve always said I don’t want to, but I just got a literary agent, so we’ll see what comes of that,” she playfully muses.

Production editor: Luisa Soto. Market editor: Jaclyn Bloomfield. Hair stylist: Luca Blandi @ ABTP. Makeup artist: Misuzu Miyake @ Art Department. Set assistant: Emma Lindberg. Hair stylist assistant: Alena Nazarova. Makeup artist assistant: Emine.
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