by Lex Ansley
Jewelry as we know it today is a wardrobe essential. Both men and women use jewelry to enhance their looks by way of necklaces, watches, bracelets, and everything in between.
Traditionally, fine pieces of jewelry were reserved for the wealthy and were made from rare stones and metals. More modern pieces incorporate a variety of materials and are sold at remarkably low prices.
Modern jewelry has certainly been taken back into the hands of the artisan. Traditional jewelry making and unique jewelry creation are now more popular than ever. Buyers are now searching more for individual pieces that speak to their personal sense of style than generic jewelry designed to fit the masses.
Etsy, an online source for handmade goods sold directly from creator to buyer, offers creators the opportunity to sell their pieces to customers outside a traditional retail setting. Other larger jewelry companies, like Origami Owl, offer unique jewelry pieces on a larger scale and even offer individuals the opportunity to sell their jewelry for personal profit.
Take a look at five of the most popular artisan jewelry companies.
Sites like Origami Owl have grown in popularity over the last few years. Not only do they offer unique jewelry items to their direct buyers, but they also offer the chance for individuals to partner with their company and sell their products.
This unique online retailer offers a wonderful selection of handcrafted gold, silver and bronze contemporary jewelry. Colby June has a number of collections for the buyer to choose from, all of which are inspired by nature.
Urban Revisions is a collection of glass jewelry constructed by artist Arlie Trowbridge. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Urban Revisions jewelry is made from manipulated glass and fiber to create their one-of-a-kind designs.
Luxe Deluxe features wedding and event jewelry inspired by retro and vintage styling. If you are looking for classic jewelry that still embodies modern themes, look no further than Luxe Deluxe. Custom designs can also be made for the buyer.
Elephantine is a collection of handmade jewelry by Rachel Ball of Seattle, WA. Elephantine’s jewelry is an amazing combination of delicacy and art. From bridesmaid necklaces to personal gifts, Elephantine jewelry offers unique additions to any collection.
Who’s your favorite jewelry source? Let us know in a comment below.
All images courtesy of their respective websites, whose links are provided above.
About the Author:
Alexis Ansley is a Central Florida fashion blogger, fashion consultant and co-founder of Lex&Pooch Styling Co. An avid enthusiast for all things vintage, Alexis has made a name for herself by uniquely combining vintage and contemporary styles within her personal fashion choices and while styling clients. Alexis is a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) community and work towards bringing fresh and unique fashions to the forefront of all her style ventures.
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