The fall and winter are not just seasons in which to layer your clothing but also to showcase accessories. Statement necklaces come in all shapes, sizes, and lengths. This season’s darker colors are a perfect way to showcase gold, silver, and natural and semi-precious stones. Being a small boutique, we enjoy sharing the entrepreneurial spirit so we are thrilled to carry local, unique, and independent jewelry designers. Whether you enjoy chunky necklaces or layering delicate chains, we have plenty of options to make your outfit pop!
Local Northern Virginian Meghan Kurtz designs the wonderful ADMK jewelry line. She hand-designs her jewelry and personally selects the highest quality material from semi-precious stones to cultured freshwater pearls to precious metals. Shown here are a stunning necklace made with a large gray onyx teardrop and beads and a showstopper pearl beaded necklace with a gorgeous polished Marcasite.
Orangetwist is also located in Northern Virginia — so much talent in our area! Like all our independent jewelry designers, Orangetwist also hand selects their pearls, crystals, and semi-precious stones. This beautiful long pendant necklace of crystal and pearls mimics the current fringe trend, and their classic, hand-knotted pearl chokers and necklaces are customer favorites.
Anne Vaughan Jewelry
What do enterprising young mothers do in order to spend more time with their children? Start a fantastic jewelry designing business! Working in her Floyd, Virginia studio, Anne conceives each design and oversees the selection of every component. She strives to introduce new designs every few months so her jewelry lines always stay fresh.
Meg has always been creative! And little did she know when she made a necklace out of an abandoned hermit crab shell that Meg Carter Designs would be the huge success it is today. The well-known Old Town Alexandria designer creates beautiful necklaces with seashells, colorful beads, and whimsical clasps. Her signature look adorns many lovely women throughout our neighborhood and beyond!
Statement pieces need not be large; simplicity can speak for itself. Ruth Barzel’s designs are elegant and refined. She takes pride in each creation from the initial drawing to the selection of all her fine materials. Ruth’s designs reflect minimalism at its best.