Meet Ann Hand
Ann Hand is founder and CEO of Ann Hand, LLC, one of the most distinctive and prominent jewelry design firms in America. Her designs have been worn by some of the most powerful and influential women and men in the nation. In numerous articles, she has been referred to as “the nation’s jeweler” and “jeweler- to-the-stars.”
Featuring majestic eagles, flowing flags, stately seals and Washington and American landmarks, her collection has received worldwide acclaim. First Ladies, Cabinet Secretaries, Senators, Congresswomen and Ambassadors have worn her signature pin, the Liberty Eagle. Ann designed the official pin worn by the spouses of the US House of Representatives. She has designed brooches for all the Armed Services, the Naval Academy and West Point.
The wife of Lloyd Hand, attorney and former United States Chief of Protocol, Ann is a long time member of the Washington DC power structure. She is a mother, grandmother, and businesswoman who is passionate about telling American history in a wearable art form. Ann began her business in 1988 working out of a small cottage in the garden of her home. In 2001 she opened her elegant salon in upper Georgetown. Since then, her business has continued to grow with her online store giving her access to worldwide markets.
Among Ann’s custom commissions over the last 27 years are designs for the White House, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, the State Department, the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, the CIA, NATO, United Space Alliance, the Boy Scouts of America, the National Historic Trust, the American Red Cross, the USO, the Smithsonian, the Heritage Foundation, Exxon Mobil, QVC Television Shopping Network and the Lockheed Corporation. She has also designed pieces for four Presidential Libraries – LBJ, Nixon, Clinton and Reagan.
Ann’s inspiration for her jewelry is drawn from American’s rich history – past and present. Her American collection has expanded over the years and now includes cufflinks, elegant lapel pins, silk scarves and ties as well as limited edition custom enamel boxes. In 2001 Ann developed the perfume POWER, produced in Venice, Italy by one of Europe’s master perfumers. In 2016, she introduced the Presidential Collection of table top items exclusively for the White House Historical Association.
Her work has been highlighted in various publications – Life Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, Southern Lady, and People magazine. Her designs have also been featured on a special segment on NBC’s The Today Show. For two consecutive years, she was chosen as Power Player of the Week on the Chris Wallace Fox News TV show.