A dove with an olive branch had become established as a Christian symbol of peace. St Augustine wrote in On Christian Doctrine that, "perpetual peace is indicated by the olive branch which the dove brought with it when it returned to the ark."
Louisa Colmore Hurst grew up on a farm in the North Georgia Mountains with her brothers and sisters where her love of nature and its bounty began. Time was spent out-of-doors with family where creativity was encouraged and necessary. Louisa earned a degree in interior design. She spent years in the interior design field working with commercial and residential clients. Led by her sister and her mother, Louisa began sculpting. She harnesses her life experiences, natural resources and her idea of lasting beauty to produce pieces that can be worn tirelessly and that have a confident soulful vibe.
Louisa combines gold, brass, and sterling silver with natural resources of all kinds. Porcupine quills, deer antler and natural stones can be found in her work. Louisa Guild jewelry is hand sculpted and cast using the lost wax method.