Robindira Unsworth is a contemporary lifestyle design company with a touch of the exotic. Robindira Unsworth opened its doors in 2001 as a high end designer jewelry line founded by Robert and Robindira Unsworth. A fusion of the couple’s Northern California aesthetic combined with their appreciation for the exotic cultures of the Middle East, Asia and North Africa, the Robindira Unsworth collection quickly became a favorite of high-end retailers nationwide.
Before we proceed with their story, here’s their signature collection’s Darjeeling Cocktail Ring, which is the ultimate cocktail ring, with an exotic twist. Pink quartz teardrops surrounded by two bands of amethyst cabachons (22k gold vermeil. 3/8 inch wide). List price: $200. Love it.
Robindira’s role as Creative Director is one of constant discovery. Her collections take their inspiration from her travels as well as nature and the human spirit. She is always seeking out ways to bestow a fresh flavor and texture to each new line–while staying true to the company’s contemporary exotic design foundation. Responsible for the conception and design of all product lines within the company, Robindira’s days are a whirlwind with product development and examining and re-interpreting the trends to reflect her unique design aesthetic. When not working behind her carved wood Moroccan design table surrounded by her tools and an array of stones, she can be found spending time with her daughter, baby India, traveling in search of new inspiration or toiling in her garden… her other passions.
Robert’s position as CEO of Robindira Unsworth, Inc. keeps the company on a charted course of strategic growth. Overseeing the company’s wholesale and retail operations and driving Robindira Unsworth’s expansion into international markets occupies most of Robert’s time. When he can find the time to get out from behind his even bigger wooden Moroccan desk, he can be found riding his road bike in the hills of Sonoma County, golfing, or enjoying a fine cigar outdoors with the couple’s exuberant Boykin Spaniel, Bourbon by his side.
In 2009, Robindira Unsworth broadened its lifestyle offering with the opening of a brick and mortar boutique located in Sonoma County, California. Atelier at Robindira Unsworth is a jewel-box sized boutique showcasing the eponymous jewelry collection of Robindira Unsworth and a well-edited selection of cozy accessories, cashmere and leather goods, chic pieces for the home as well as gifts that Robindira herself has carefully sourced during the couples extensive travels around the globe. This intimate space is stocked with hand crafted artisanal pieces that pair perfectly with the Robindira Unsworth line and the unique design aesthetic of their brand. Select items from the Atelier are now available for purchase on their website (see link below).
In early 2010, the company launched Bougie Aromatique, its new aromatic soy-blend candle line. The candles feature a sumptuous and signature blend of soothing essential oils and notes that are the perfect balance of the exotic and the familiar.
“We find such inspiration in travel and gather so much from other cultures—-we feel so fortunate to be able to share our treasured discoveries with our customers and friends.”
–Robert and Robindira.
Robindira Unsworth has consistently been recognized as a trendsetter by top Fashion publications such as InStyle, Bazaar, Elle, The New York Times “T” Magazine, Allure, Marie Claire and Lucky, and has been featured in numerous editorial spreads as well as magazine covers including the iconic cover of The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2009. Robindira Unsworth Jewelry is also a favorite of numerous stylish woman including celebrities like Kathryn Heigl, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Debra Messing, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Uma Thurman, Amy Smart, Jada Pinkett Smith, Maria Bello and Camryn Manheim.
The Robindira Unsworth Lifestyle combines the essence of exotic cultures with a modern design sensibility to create a look and feel that is not only luxurious–but distinctive and timeless. Our current lifestyle offerings include our signature jewelry collection, Robindira Unsworth fine jewelry, our aromatic candle line Bougie Aromatique, hand-woven scarves and cuffs, and our flagship boutique in Sonoma County, California, Atelier at Robindira Unsworth–the ultimate personalized shopping experience.
Our Moroccan inspired offices and design studio are filled with carved wood, exotic textiles, fabulous jewels, and are highlighted by high ceilings and grand windows looking out at the hills of Sonoma County. Much inspiration is garnered from our casually chic work environment and we take great pride in our close knit group of artisans who perfectly execute our signature designs time and time again.
Our inspirations run far and wide from Byzantine architecture to white washed walls covered with sun soaked jasmine–and our affinity for rugged coastlines, especially those close to us in Northern California. We are just as likely to seek our muse from travels to the souks of Marrakech as to opening our eyes to the splendid canvas of our own garden–finding great inspiration from gazing up at the iconic vines of our ancient wisteria. We believe in grace and that beauty is bountiful when you keep an open heart and mind.
Take a journey with us to a far-away place that feels like home… Learn more in the Robindira Unsworth website.