Hyla DeWitt’s passion for jewelry design began at a young age. As a child, Hyla accompanied her mother to Peru to visit family and friends, but spent much of her time there having custom jewelry designed at the local jewelry stores out of gemstones she collected during her travels.
At age 16, Hyla was inspired by her sister, a jewelry designer in her own right, to begin making jewelry as presents for her friends at Ashley Hall. After receiving rave reviews on her jewelry, Hyla began to expand her jewelry business. Hyla started off with small jewelry shows around Charleston, and in no time she was selling pieces at Susan Michelle, a Charleston boutique.