is the founder and owner of Ann Hand, LLC, one of the most distinctive and prominent jewelry design firms in Washington, DC. Our nation’s most prominent women, including First Ladies, cabinet Secretaries, Senators, Congresswomen and Ambassadors have worn her signature pin, The Liberty Eagle. Hand is also well known for her philanthropic work, and support for cancer related issues and organizations. Her generosity of talent and spirit is evident in the pins she designed for the Komen National Race for the Cure.
Ann Hand’s American Collection, featuring majestic eagles, flowing flags, stately seals Washington landmarks, has received worldwide acclaim. She has designed brooches for all of the Armed Services, the Naval Academy, West Point, and the official pin worn by the spouses of the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition to her American collection, Hand has a loyal following for her “one-of-a-kind” custom designs for day and evening wear.
The wife of Lloyd Hand, an attorney and former United States Chief of Protocol, Ms. Hand is a long time member of the DC power structure. She is a mother, grandmother, and a businesswoman who is passionate about telling American history in a wearable art form. Hand began her business in 1988 working out of her home. In 2001 she opened her elegant salon in upper Georgetown. Through the Internet and her salon, Hand designs “give every American an equal opportunity to shine.”
In 1993, Hand received her first commission to design a brooch commemorating the reinstatement of the Freedom statue atop the US Capitol. She has since received many commissions from a wide variety of groups, corporations, and national organizations such as the Smithsonian, the White House, the Departments of State and Defense, Mount Vernon, the Mayor’s Office of Washington, DC, the Ritz Carlton, the National Historic Trust, the states of Alaska, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, and most recently, the Clinton Library..
Hand’s work has been highlighted in USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, Southern Lady, People, and various other publications as well as a special segment on NBC’s The Today Show.