About The Designer

hobby turned passion

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After more then 20 years working as an Analyst on Wall Street, Tracy Hutt Jewelry began as a creative outlet and hobby while being a stay at home Mom. Tracy studied jewelry fabrication, mostly goldsmithing, for many years at the 92nd Street Y. She is extremely thankful to all of her teachers, including Pam Farland (goldsmithing), Donna Distefano (goldsmithing), Jiwon Han (metalsmithing), Michael Good (anticlastic raising), Andrea Harvin Kennington (micro anticlastic techniques), Davide Bigazzi (repousse), Lisa Spiros (metalsmithing), Fredricka Kulicke (granulation), John Cogswell (stone setting), and Klaus Burgel (advanced silver techniques).

Now that the kids are older, Tracy has finalized her dream of owning my own business. Her work was featured in Robert Redford's Sundance Catalog, and she was a 2014 Style Finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made annual competition.

Each piece is individually designed and fabricated at her loft studio in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City, with occasional finishing work and casting done by artisans on 47th Street. All pieces are handmade in NYC using classic Roman techniques but designed with a modern aesthetic, picking up on fashion trends emerging from the Downtown NYC scene.

The store name, Benched, gives tribute to being lucky enough to have her own Jewelers work bench in Manhattan, but also to being "benched" by Wall Street.

Most items in the current line are available in several materials, including 18K gold, 14K gold, sterling silver, and micron plated vermeil. Many of the pieces also use genuine diamonds, and precious and semi-precious gemstones.