Jewelry designer Baylee Zwart’s unmistakable style strongly draws its cues from geometric shapes present in urban cityscapes and natural landscapes, culminating in her collection, AZLEE (pronounced Āz-lee).
Raised between California and Colorado, Zwart graduated with a degree in Retail Business from Santa Clara University. She has intertwined work at Glamour, Allure, and TOMS Shoes and life on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to develop AZLEE, (the name is a combination of her middle, last and first name). After studying met- alworking in Guatemala and crafting the original samples, Zwart returned home and Fall 2014 marks the debut of her collection. The collection was instantly recognized by WWD, Vogue Mexico, The Zoe Report and Who What Wear.
“AZLEE has an independent spirit with a worldly vibe.
My girl lives completely in the moment.
She’s humble, yet confident, and expects to be noticed.
AZLEE bring out her dynamic side in a very understated yet chich way.”
– BAYLEE ZWART
AZLEE is proudly made and hand finished in California with the highest quality craftsmanship. Its strong architec- tural lines are exemplified in a full range of white and yellow gold stackable pieces featuring custom-cut stones and scattered shades of diamond accents. As a California native, surfer and avid scuba diver, the ocean holds a very special place in Zwart’s heart.
Each season the designer supports a different ocean-related cause via a portion of proceeds from the sale of her collection.
Currently the brand has aligned with the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA. Since 1975, the Center has been globally recognized for rescuing and treating more than 18,000 ill, injured and orphaned elephant seals, sea lions, whales, sea otters, harbor seal, fur seals, dolphins, harbor porpoises and more – many are threatened and endangered species. Each AZLEE piece sold will support this amazing organization’s agenda and provide food
to the marine mammals being cared for at the Center. AZLEE supporters can be proud to tell admirers what their purchase gave as they rock their jewels.