About The Artist


A Celebrated Artist Whose Works Honor Our Nation And Those Who Serve It

Ann Hand, wife of Lloyd Hand, former U.S. Chief of Protocol under President Lyndon Johnson, is the founder and owner of one of the most prominent jewelry design firms in Washington D.C. (Georgetown).

Ann’s designs have been worn by a broad array of clients, including First Ladies, Cabinet Secretaries, Senators, Congresswomen, Ambassadors, and corporate leaders. Her signature pin, The Liberty Eagle, has been profiled in numerous articles and launched Ann’s reputation as “the Nation’s jeweler.”

In the 1980s, Ann’s silver and gold jewelry designs broke new ground. They gave women a way to feel comfortable wearing the symbols of power that had historically been worn by men and now belonged to women, too. From First Ladies and Ambassadors to young military wives and career hopefuls, Ann Hand designs have provided a sense of pride and joy for all who wear them.

In 1993, Ann was asked to design a special commemorative brooch in observance of the renovation of the statue, Freedom, a top the U.S. Capitol Dome. Since then, she has created special designs for a wide variety of groups, corporations, and national organizations such as the Smithsonian, the White House, the Departments of State and Defense, Mount Vernon, Ritz-Carlton, Race for the Cure, International AIDS Trust, Iraqi War Orphans Foundation, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, both the Reagan and Clinton Presidential libraries, and was selected by a bi-partisan committee of Congressional spouses to design the official brooch worn by Congressional wives.

Ann’s work has been highlighted in a variety of high profile publications including Life Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, Southern Lady, and People, as well as a special segment on NBC’s The Today Show. In 2010 and 2011 she was selected “Power Player of the Week” on the Fox News Sunday weekly news with Chris Wallace.


Produced in the U.S. by the Charleston Mint, the ornament truly is a one-of-a kind piece and is signed by its creator, nationally renowned jewelry artist, Ann Hand. Proceeds from sales of ornaments will be used to support the Purple Heart’s mission of helping all veterans and their families.


Your purchase will help Purple Heart to continue its many good works on behalf of our nation's veterans.