It's fitting that Los Angeles-based fine jeweler Andrea Fohrman counts bonafide stars such as Julia Roberts, Naomi Watts, Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway, and Jodie Comer among her stylish superfans. The luxe trinkets designer effortlessly fuses the earth's most stunning gems into her celestial-inspired 18-karat gold creations ($120 to $12,000), resulting in her best-selling Moon Phase necklaces featuring rainbows of stones, enamel star pendants and rings, and intergalactic earrings that sparkle with malachite, labradorite, and turquoise.
If her clientele is any indication, Fohrman's bold and whimsical adornments have a way of motivating its wearers to reach for the skies and beyond. And given that she's accustomed to looking up, we asked the cosmos-inspired designer how she's staying positive and creative as many Angelenos continue to stay at home due to the pandemic. (According to the L.A. Times, the coronavirus has now claimed over 100,000 American lives.)
The L.A.-based creative explains that her current self-care routine ensures that she stays stress-free, centered, and healthy while sheltering in place. "I have been wearing my amethyst and rutilated quartz mini galaxy necklace," she explains. "I truly believe gemstones give off energy & amethyst relieves stress and strain & rutilated quartz clears energy blockages & aids in balance and stability — all things I can really use help with right now as I work from home."
The designer also relies on her Alo Moves yoga subscription, "which keeps me moving and stretching and I take breaks throughout the work day to get centered," she adds.
"[I also] do Transcendental Meditation twice a day — once in the morning and once in the evening. It keeps me centered and relieves an enormous amount of stress for me. I have started Wim Hof method every day and it has been incredible for my physical strength and well being," adds Fohrman.
"I live in these Emu Australia slippers any time of year and right now they are perfect," she says.
The designer also loves Éminence's hydrating mist, which she keeps "on the side of my desk and helping me feel refreshed."
"I have been using Egyptian Magic for years; it is absolute magic. I use it as a moisturizer but it can be applied anywhere on your body," Fohrman tells us.