I recently saw a display of C.H. MacKellar’s jewelry and was amazed by the beauty of her creations. Stunning necklaces, bracelets and earrings are created from sterling silver and 18K gold. Patterns are impressed upon the metal with a rolling mill, hammers and engraving tools.
Beautiful materials go only so far, though. It takes a special artist with an incredible design sense to elevate jewelry to this level. And it all takes place in a studio in Brooklyn.
One-of-a-kind custom designs, like the gorgeous pendant necklace above, are also available.
If you want to buy American, here’s a great opportunity to pick up holiday clothing and gifts at deep discounts. Check out these items:
Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!There are hundreds of women’s items on sale at Nordstrom, from casual-wear to formal dresses.The men’s selection is smaller, but includes jeans, shirts, jackets and more.There are also bargains on Made-in-USA men’s shoes and boots.Wonderful gifts can be found in the jewelry and accessories sale.
Or, see all the American-made products at Nordstrom, with discounted items listed first.
I’ve always enjoyed wearing my wedding ring and, when I was young, a silver puzzle ring. The down side? There have been a couple of occasions where bicycle crashes and other accidents have left me with a swollen finger and I had to have the rings cut off. So, the thought of a silicone ring with a bit of built-in flexibility is really appealing to me.Enso Rings manufactures a range of rings made from a hypo-allergenic silicone compound. The rings are also engineered with what they’re calling “Anti-Ring Avulsion Technology,” meaning that the ring breaks away and protects your finger. These rings also feature air flow channels that helps keep you finger dry.Enzo makes a complete line of rings for both men and women.
Here’s one of my favorites.
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.
Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!
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.