Meet the Designer

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Nikki Hillman  

A Los Angeles native, designer Nikki Hillman is the visionary behind Revive Jewelry. Her ambitions as a jeweler stretch all the way back to the necklaces and friendship bracelets she wove in elementary school. While studying jewelry in college, Nikki first conceived of Revive when she noticed the unique shape of the microscopic image of the H1N1 virus. She used the disease’s outline to create a brooch that gained rave reviews for transforming something so devastating into an objet d’art.

Shortly after graduating college, Nikki’s grandfather passed away from lung cancer.  After the heartbreaking experience of watching her grandfather – the man who helped raised her – taken from her by a ruthless disease, she could have lost so much more… her light, her purpose, her will to go on. Instead, she thrived. “I felt absolutely powerless as I witnessed his rapid decline. That dark experience helped me realize that I needed to do something to help, and that's when the idea of Revive came full circle for me."

As her trials led to personal transformation, Nikki conceived and developed Revive. Strength replaced grief and her mission was clear. 

"We’ve all experienced a disease that touches our lives in one way or another. Whether it be a relative, friend, co-worker, or yourself, we all know people who are dealing with serious illness. How wonderful would it be for us to put our efforts together and find a cure for not just one, but for all of these diseases? That’s my dream.”

Whether you wear Revive Jewelry or buy it for someone else, we proudly welcome you to the Revive community.