about the designer
April is a person with a humble beginning …
about 25 years ago
at a bead store is where ASD found herself working with jewelry.
“I wanted to make things that my friends & I could afford.”
So with $60 and some beads, she decided to strike out on her own.
“I certainly wasn’t making a lot of money,” said April, “but I really loved what I was doing,”.
Without any Hollywood connections, and frustrated at the hesitation from shops about purchasing jewelry from unknown designer, April decided to try selling to costume designers & stylist as she had worked in that field briefly.
April says, “I was very surprised to find that the shows were so receptive to me and much more responsive than any of the stores I had tried to get my pieces into. Melrose Place was the first series to purchase my jewelry, and then it built up from there.” To this day Denise Wingate, costume designer from Melrose Place, continues work with April’s jewelry, which has been spotted in movies like Employee of the Month, Four Christmases, and The Wedding Crashers as well as Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Jennifer Garner.
April Star Davis uses a chef’s butane torch and her favorite materials such as sterling, semi-precious stones like jade and pearls, to create her one-of-a-kind rings, bracelets and necklaces that have been showcased on cast members of Nip Tuck, Friends, ER, Charmed, All My Children. Desperate Housewives and Private Practice. Reese Witherspoon, Kate Moss, Jessica Simpson, John Leguizamo, Monica Huerte, Justin Timberlake and Tommy Lee have worn April Star Davis jewelry as well.
what people are saying
I got a necklace (chain he actually said chain) & was amazed I looked for the seams & couldnt find anything her work is flawless! John Leguizamo
April sent me a necklace I wore for over six months straight everything from diddys white party to dubai! Tommy Lee
“April Star Davis jewelry designs are always striking & original, yet versatile enough to use on almost any character I design costumes for. I have had the pleasure of working with April for over 10 years starting with the television series Melrose Place. Since then I have used her pieces in such films as Wedding Crashers, Cinderella Story, & employee of the Month, among many others. Her jewelry is always the perfect compliment to any outfit.”
Denise Wingate, Costume Designer