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Q & A with Shelly Branch of Particulieres

  All it takes is a single glance at the carefully curated Particulieres Instagram feed to know that jewelry dealer Shelly Branch has an eye for exquisite design. By pairing vintage jewels with mid-century objets d’art, Branch maintains a fine balance between the solemn and the extravagant. Her… Read More

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Q & A with Lauren Newton Jewelry

Lauren Newton deeply infuses her eponymous jewelry line with her fascination for wildlife. Her latest collection, available on her website and on NEWTWIST, boasts cuffs casted from the pincers of a crab found in Hawaii, and earrings that share the pebbled texture of a sting ray’s… Read More

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Q & A with Catherine Sarr of Almasika Jewelry

The cowrie shell plays a fundamental role in the collections of Catherine Sarr, the French designer behind Almasika Fine Jewelry—and there’s little wonder why. The cowrie, a mollusk which originates in the Indian Ocean, was utilized as money in various parts of the world for at… Read More

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We’re Rating Scarecrow Brooches Now

Welcome to the wonderful world of mid-century scarecrow brooches! Oh, sorry–you thought we were gonna stop giving you nightmare fuel after that pearl story? Haha ok. A primer, just in case: scarecrows are… I mean they’re pretty self-explanatory? They are supposed to scare crows. They’re human-esque figures made… Read More

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Q & A with Danyell Rascoe Jewelry

Inspiration comes in all forms, and sometimes in the places we least expect it. Jewelry designer Danyell Rascoe had traded in her childhood love for crystals and gemstones for a fast-paced career in the fashion industry, which brought her on business trips to India. There, she began… Read More

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Rating Freaky Pearl Jewelry is Our New Favorite Thing

Pearls are pretenders. There; I said it. Their glossy, incandescent exteriors fail to reveal the true madness of their conception: an irritant (actually usually a PARASITE, not a grain of sand, as the pearl lobby would have you believe) embeds itself into the soft bits of a shelled creature—oyster,… Read More