Sugar was founded in 2003 by designer Heidi Brueggeman in Newport, Rhode Island.  

Heidi named the company Sugar because sparkling colorful gemstones are even better than candy.  She is inspired by color, texture, vintage pieces, and serendipitous composition that occurs by happenstance in the chaos of her studio. Many pieces are one of a kind, although inspiration overlaps from season to season in color and composition.