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.
Today, we continue our coverage of the American Field Pop-up Market in Boston, which we attended over the weekend.Angie Hill Yu of Jade Deco Jewelry had some knockout pieces for sale.Katherine Zeren displayed a very nice collection of neckties, bow ties and pocket squares.The New Balance booth featured the company’s Made-in-USA line. That’s Don Pineda on the left and Kali Miranda on the right Robin Cohen of Doves and Figs makes delicious preserves from local fruit. We had her yummy cranberry mustard before; this time we picked up preserves made from blackberries and Earl Grey Tea!Jarrett Blackmon was representing Damn Handsome Grooming Company, a business he started with his wife Bridget.Rachel Onman of Doomed NYC (motto: “Life will be the death of me”), makes wonderful dopp kit-type bags that unfurl into beautiful tool rolls and can be strapped to a motorcycle or bike.Marie Thompson (right) revealed that Boston Bag Co will be releasing a whole new line of bags. If they are as attractive as their current line, we’re in for a treat.
The most charming sales rep at the show was baby Massimo Bari, whose parents, Fabio and Marina Bari and grandfather Carmelo Bari own Bridge & Boro, specializing in jeans and shirts. I was particularly impressed by the blouse hoodie for women that Marina was wearing.Laura Kloosterman and LK Weiss of Bowline Company showed us their neckties and bowties for men and women.
Jason Aleksa of Stonehill Design creates lighting fixtures by repurposing items from earlier times. We saw vintage phones, fans, cameras and more turned into lamps that are real conversation starters. Terry White and Mike Petrakis manned the Wolaco booth, which featured innovative workout wear for men.I fell in love with Thorn & Bloom‘s natural fragrances, created by perfumer Jennifer Botto.R. Murphy Knives had a brand new cutting board where the knife slides into a groove and is held there by either magnets or magic – we’re not sure. Their hunting knives are shown at left.