Design Roots


Design roots run deep for Phoebe Stephens ’93. She and her sister Annette started their jewelry company, Anndra Neen, in part to celebrate their grandmother Annette Nancarrow, who herself was a renowned artist and jewelry designer in Mexico City. Since 2009, their bold, hand-crafted pieces have been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, and Harper’s Bazaar and worn by Michelle Obama, Amal Clooney, Cameron Diaz, and others. In December, Phoebe returned to campus as part of the Grum Project, Williston’s visiting artist program, where she provided valuable insight to Performing & Visual Arts students with classroom visits. In addition, Phoebe also addressed a schoolwide assembly, telling her story of going from a Phillips Stevens Chapel pew to the forefront of the jewelry design world. View Phoebe Stephens’ unique creations at