UM Alumna Finds Creative Inspiration in Hometown Support

Taylor Wilkinson

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna and Oxford-based jewelry designer Taylor Wilkinson teams up with Cicada Boutique this weekend to showcase her jewelry line, Taylor Wilkinson Designs.

Wilkinson’s designs will be on display 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Oct. 27-28) and will be available for purchase at the store, at 307 South Lamar Blvd.

“It’s always thrilling to show in your hometown,” Wilkinson said. “There is a tremendous amount of support from not only personal friends, but the entire community. Oxford rallies around their hometown people.”

Wilkinson, who was recently featured in an alumni profile by the Ole Miss Alumni Association, turned personal meaning and her family heritage into inspired pieces of bold, geometric jewelry.

The trunk show will feature rings, bracelets, earrings, charms and necklaces from her latest jewelry collection. Wilkinson uses sterling silver, 18-karat gold vermeil and pave diamonds in her pieces.

Wilkinson’s inspiration comes from within the community not only with her pieces, but with everyday life.

“The underlying creative current in this town has always inspired me,” Wilkinson said “The ‘boost’ Oxford gives me is a personal one. My children attend our public schools. My husband’s own business is here.

“I’ve watched this town grow over the years, and even when I’m traveling, there is always the longing to get home.”

For more information regarding Taylor Wilkinson Designs, visit or follow her on Instagram @taylorwilkinsondesigns.