Jess Panza is a Los Angeles-based jewelry and decorative objects designer who hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jess designs her jewelry from a personal and thoughtful place combining her love of glass with her interest in the juxtaposition of stillness and vitality that is inherent in all living things. The materials, glass and 14K gold, naturally cleave to one another when heated and together they form the foundation for designs that reveal the hand that made them and colorful, smart, pared-down pieces that endure as classics.

“For happiness, how little suffices for happiness! …the least thing precisely, the gentlest thing, the lightest thing, a lizard’s rustling, a breath, a whisper, an eye glance-little maketh up the best happiness. Be still.”


γνῶθι σεαυτόν (Greek transliterated: gnōthi seauton or “know thyself”)

–inscribed in the pronaos of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi