Designer Spotlight

Designer Spotlight: Johan Vandamme

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: For my designs I only use quality materials such as sterling silver, Gold Fill, 14 carat gold, freshwater pearls, gemstones, Swarovski crystals and Tahitian Pearls. I design jewelry and make it my daily ritual to always make something because it simply always makes…

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Designer Spotlight: Tracee Nichols

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I developed a love of jewelry when my grandma and I would volunteer on Sundays at the local thrift store when I was 9 years old. My job was to sell the pieces in the jewelry case. As I arranged the pieces in…

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Designer Spotlight: Melissa Cruz

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I’ve always loved jewelry and looked at it as a fantasy career. After many years of searching for my purpose I decided it was time to make a change and bet on myself for the first time in my life! I design simple…

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Designer Spotlight: Maya Ahluwalia

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: Crusoe Jewelry is born from the distinctive hardware and unique shapes of the maritime world. As a result, each design is crafted in matte-finish silver and bronze to echo the patina’d hardware of vintage boats. Each piece begins with a hand-carved wax model,…

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Designer Spotlight: Colleen G. Lentini

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I design and make Artisan Jewelry using a variety of materials including natural stones, lampwork beads, pearls, metals, etc. I seek unusual stones and pieces to use in my jewelry, including handmade art from other artists. Each piece I create is unique. I…

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Designer Spotlight: Alexis Garrett

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I design and make accessories that are effortless to wear and that tell a story. Each piece has meaning, whether it is a gift that was given or an occasion of celebration, our jewelry and accessories accent the personality and style of the…

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Designer Spotlight: Lauren Shoff

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I created L. SHOFF for the fore-thinkers and the responsibly minded. Using age-old techniques and quality processes, every piece is handmade using reclaimed metals. How did you get into jewelry design? I originally studied Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute…

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Designer Spotight: Alison Young

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I would probably describe my work as contemporary silver jewellery, although it often incorporates copper, gemstones and natural materials such as petrified wood, sea bamboo and black coral. My most recent collection uses ceramic beads in earthy colours made from local clay.I enjoy…

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Designer Spotlight: Jane Usanova Gold

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: My jewelry is handcrafted with love in NY with gemstones and pearls in silver and vermeil and gold-filled materials. How did you get into jewelry design? I have always been creative and liked to experiment since I can remember. As a child I…

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Designer Spotlight: Cindy Kaiser of La Kaiser

 A brief story of what you do and why you do it: Jewelry making is my passion and colors have always inspired me. I have combined my love for the two by creating jewelry that comes ‘alive’ through the subtle use of color. I first sketch out the pieces for each collection and then use…

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