It is no secret that I am completely obsessed with BCE Jewelry — the maker and creator behind the line is someone I consider to be a very close friend, and I also happen to love what Becca creates. She has an incredible eye for pairing gemstones and coming up with unique combinations, knowing when a pendant seems suitable for the finished piece, or whether it should actually be a ring instead, which takes a very specific talent! From her opal rings, to her ancient coin pendants, layer-ready necklaces and bold turquoise cuffs, everything she makes is super wearable and collector friendly.
I personally own two rings and one ancient coin necklace. I’ve been collecting BCE Jewelry for three years now and I’ve made it a tradition to buy one piece every year, often choosing the gemstones myself from photos of what Becca has available. Whenever she has a new batch of fresh pieces straight from the jewelers’ bench, it is so exciting to see! Lately she has been adding new gemstones to her lineup of what she works with, like iolite and tanzanite as accent stones, which are so beautiful in combination with the Australian opals she uses that have blue, green and purple play-of-color. Other gemstones that are favorites of BCE Jewelry include Royston turquoise (a greenish turquoise with prominent webbing, mined in Nevada), malachite, azurmalachite, rose cut rubies, rose cut and old cut diamonds, and opalized petrified wood.
One of my most favorite aspects about BCE Jewelry is how well it pairs with my vintage and antique jewelry I collect and wear on a daily basis. I have a huge thing for vintage Native American pieces and her style suits the Southwestern vibes of my taste. Becca’s focus has continued to be on picking and choosing the best gemstones she can find, as her jewelry line is becoming more exclusive with one-of-a-kind pieces. The one-off concept behind her line has created its own buzz, with collectors always on the lookout, waiting to nab a piece that catches their eye. Becca says, “When I started out making jewelry I didn’t really have a direction I wanted to go in. I was focused on what I thought would be popular and easy to purchase, like stud earrings, hammered gold and diamond rings, and handmade chains. After my first trip to Tucson I fell more in love with opals and turquoise. I had spent $800 which was a huge amount of money for me at the time. Once I realized that one-of-a-kinds featuring unique gemstones were what people wanted from me, I changed my focus.”
Had an amazing time shooting photos with photographer Sara Kiesling. We stumbled upon the prettiest deep pink blooms in Nashville’s little Hollywood district. The mod sweater is from Asos, you can buy it here.
Photography by Sara Kiesling
Jewelry by BCE Jewelry
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