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Being patriotic is an important aspect in every Americans’ life. We hold the feeling in our hearts, while expressing it in many different ways. Some like to proudly wave the American flag, others give up everything to fight for American freedom, while we all love to sing the National Anthem loudly before certain events. But did you know you can be patriotic with your jewelry as well? And no, I am not talking about wearing a flag brooch or wearing rubies, diamonds and sapphires all at once! I am talking about purchasing American-made jewelry.
Interested in learning more about how you can join in on this initiative? If you are not exactly sure which designers are 100% American-made, then Gem Gossip can help! Below are four designers that manufacture, design and are based in the United States. To learn more, check out The Jewelry Book, a publication which focuses on Made in America fine jewelry, where a gallery of more designers awaits.
Novell Design Studio prides themselves as providing “jewelry from the heart.” They are proud to be the choice that many couples pick as their source for wedding bands and engagement rings. Novell has a wide variety of bands, each being customized in the metal of your choice–platinum, paladium, or 5 kinds of gold! I really like this engagement ring that features a wide band and single round diamond, like the one shown from Novell. Check out more of their designs by clicking on their website.
Alex Sepkus is a remarkable jeweler based in New York. He focuses highly on detail and craftsmanship, doing most of his work under the aide of a microscope. His designs are tiny, magnificent mosaics, truly breathtaking up close and personal. Collection consists of bracelets, pendants, necklaces, rings, earrings and men’s jewelry. Check out more from Alex Sepkus by clicking on his website.
Mark Patterson has been designing and creating jewelry for 25 years. His collection includes a variety of engagement rings and wedding bands, as well as five individually named mini-collections. The graffiti collection is unique, with rings having a word spelled up the shank and flowing into the setting. Some very traditional designs mixed with one-of-a-kinds make up Mark Patterson’s work. Check out his jewelry by clicking on his website.
Jack Abraham has been in the jewelry business since 1962. His expertise has been specializing in loose gemstones, particularly emeralds, rubies and sapphires. Many of his designs involve high-carat precious stones–like the large gemstones in the rings below! Check out more of his jewelry, along with upcoming events he will be featured at, by clicking on his website.