Contemporary Jewelry History

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The modern, or contemporary, era of jewelry consists of the years following 1960 and is marked by revisiting popular jewelry styles of the past. The most popular jewellers, such as Cartier and Tiffany & Co., still display the grandeur and elegance of the past while integrating unique modern designs, exceeding in craftsmanship and fulfilling the […]

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Maker Spotlight – Wendy Brandes

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As fans of super cool, innovative, and uniquely beautiful jewelry and the artisans who make it, we wanted to take a moment to highlight an award-winning fine jewelry designer, social activist, feminist, and overall badass, who uses her unique and luxurious designs to tell the stories of powerful women of the past – Wendy Brandes. ABOUT/BACKGROUND […]

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Maker Spotlight – Kerstin Laibach

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We’d like to take a moment to put the spotlight on goldsmith Kerstin Laibach and her ethical jewelry practices as well as the beautiful designs she creates without harming the environment. Kerstin’s Background in Jewelry Design Kerstin spent much of her younger years in a stunning area of Europe known for its handcrafted jewelry standards. She […]

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Maker Spotlight – Alex and Ani

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We’re focusing today on Alex and Ani in our Maker’s Spotlight. Alex and Ani is a company that creates beautiful, meaningful jewelry that’s also environmentally friendly and conscious of its impact on the environment. All their jewelry is made in America. The company uses sustainable materials that are gained from eco-conscious material processing. Their business […]

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