Category Archives: Jewelry

An American Jewelry Sale for Independence Day

If you like to dazzle in diamonds or shine in pearls, you probably already know that these items are not mined or harvested in the USA.  The same is true of many gems. However, the stone is just the beginning of a piece of jewelry, and you CAN buy dazzling items that are handcrafted by jewelers in the USA.

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Allurez, a jewelry-maker that manufactures in New York, is having a Fourth of July sale on American-made items. Check out some of the beautiful pieces you can buy for a loved one or -why not – yourself! The sale runs through July 5.

Regards, Kathy



New Jewelry Sophistication From Alex and Ani: Made in USA

In 2004, Carolyn Rafaelian started making jewelry in Rhode Island. Her goal, she said, was to create items that “adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit.” She named her business Alex and Ani, after two of her daughters. The company manufactures and/or assembles all of its jewelry in the USA.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post. Please do!The latest jewelry from Alex and Ani is a departure that reaches a new level of sophistication.The new crystal necklaces are especially attractive. Left, the Golden Ray Spike Pendant Necklace.  Center, the Rose Glow Spike Pendant Necklace. Right, the Icy Moon Spike Pendant Necklace.Matching earrings are also available. 

The newest “Carry Light”  necklaces are really special, made with copper saved from the restoration of the Statue of Liberty.

See all the Alex and Ani designs here.

Attention Fidgeters, Worriers and the Socially Stressed: This Ring is For You

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What’s New Week continues with an innovative, worry-bead-replacing ring from the Grommet. Are you the person who’s constantly tapping your pen on the desk, bending paper clips or drumming your fingers on the computer mouse? We have something way better-looking for you to play with.The unisex Hammered Spinner Ring is hand-made in Maine and designed to help you burn off nervous energy. Boss driving you crazy? Spin the three outer rings on the wider, sterling silver band to calm yourself a bit.The band is made from 925 sterling silver and you can choose between copper, brass, or sterling silver for the spinners.

They’re quite beautiful, even if you’re having a good day.

20 Sources of Jewelry for Your Sweetheart: Made in USA

Last year, Americans spent $19.7 billion on Valentine’s Day, $4.5 billion of it on jewelry. This year, let’s direct some of that spending toward American businesses. Here are some Made-in-USA jewelry brands, with prices ranging from $30 to $30,000



Rebecca Lankford


Alex & Ani

ShebeeAdonnah Langer

Zoe Chicco

Carole Lebriz PerezEden Presley

Anna Sheffield


EF CollectionJane TaylorLori McLeanMateo JewelryAdel ChefritiWWakeLanaSuzanne Kalan


100+ Dazzling Bracelets: Made in USA

Why spend your money on foreign-made baubles when you can buy beautiful jewelry made right here in the USA?  We found over 100 examples with a quick search on Nordstrom alone. Some of the more luxurious examples:


Armenta Hinge Diamond Bangle

Armenta Old World Skinny Crivelli Diamond Bangle



Zoë Chicco Diamond Bar Bracelet


‘Hearts of LAGOS’ Charm Bracelet


Nektar de Stagni ‘New Classics’ Spike Cultured Pearl Triple Row Cuff


Betony Vernon Jewelry ‘Chic’ Cuff


Simon Sebbag Twist Edged Bangle


Armenta Old World Multistrand Diamond Bracelet


Oscar de la Renta Crystal Flower Bracelet


Armenta Old World Diamond Cuff