Tag Archives: jewellery

Gift Guide: Noteworthy Necklaces

Harmonious, tribal, freeform, bold, serene, and scented (yes, scented) are just a few words that describe the noteworthy necklaces in the AJC HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE.   These expressive pieces speak volumes through their creative use of the basic design principals: color, texture, shape and form.

brandybrook designs - tribal necklaceedge jewelry designs - I Am Square pendantfaerwear - SCRAPZ Custom Braille pendantbaxters house - Purple Lace Agate Necklace


GIFT GUIDE: It’s a Ring Thing

Wrap your fingers in luxury. If you’ve got a thing for rings, then check out our HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE! We’ve got all shapes, sizes and styles. All handmade.

rob and lean cocobolo, holly, silver ringMcFarland Designs - limey rickey cocktail ringmarie carter - Music RingNinaGibson - Mens Band Ring

GIFT GUIDE: Adorn Thyself!

I am pleased to announce that the Earrings and Bracelets categories of the AJC HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE are now complete!  I am working diligently to get the rest of the categories posted.  Rings and Necklaces coming soon!  ~Kelliope

nina gibson - dress me up cuff         that’s headley Dewdrop Earrings in Sterling Silver and Aquamarine

Adornments for the Wrist     Adornments for the Ears

AJC Ornament Magazine Ad 2007-08

rob and lean- mixed metal & gemstone ringThe work of 24 jewelry artists of the Art Jewelry Collective will appear in print in October, December, and March issues of Ornament Magazine. Ornament is one of the leading magazines devoted to upscale wearable art. October’s issue will mugwumps earrimgsalso be distributed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, as well as SOFA Chicago. December’s issue will be circulating in the Tucson market during the annual show circuit; one of the biggest events of the year for the jewelry trade!


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The Art Jewelry Collective
Holiday Gift Guide

This season, give your loved ones the heart-felt gift of handcrafted jewelry. All of the pieces in our curated Gift Guide are artisan-made with meticulous attention to detail. We’ve taken the care to bring you the very best of the Art Jewelry Collective.

nina gibson - dress me up cuff

Fall Foliage

Each autumn, Mother Nature puts on quite a show before the winter hibernation.  The weather becomes brisk, the trees explode with color before the whistling wind blows them bare.  These four artists drew inspiration from nature and captured the delicate beauty of fall foliage.  Click on the images for more info.

thats headley- Olive Branch Tree of Peace NecklaceOlive Branch Tree of Peace Necklace – That’s Headley!

Features a wire-wrapped mosaic tree pendant in olive jade (natural serpentine), citrine, bronze-colored freshwater pearls, and oxidized sterling silver. The trunk of the tree suggests a peace symbol, and of course, the olive branch is the offer of peace to all.


mango tango - HydrangeaHydrangea – Mango Tango

Features a fine silver Hydrangea leaf impression, sparkling labradorite briolette, and sterling silver chain.

beth pohlman - silver pine needle earringsSilver Pine Needles – Beth Pohlman

These are made out of sterling silver sheet that had been rolled and shaped by hand. They have oxidized ear wires to contrast against the silver body of the earring.

elements by dawn - Oxidized Sterling Silver, Ceramic Leaf Necklace and Earring EnsembleOxidized Sterling Silver, Ceramic Leaf Necklace and Earring Ensemble – Elements by Dawn 

Set features highly detailed and lightly glazed ceramic leaves in shades of light brown and green. The leaf pendant is suspended from a leather cord.  All metal has been oxidized including the handmade sterling silver earwires. 

Biblical Birthstones

Breastplate of Aaron

The Breastplate of Aaron is believed to be the foundation of the modern birthstones.  This religious armour was set with twelve stones that correspond with the twelve tribes of Israel as well as the signs of the zodiac.  However, different cultures have developed different gemstones lists.  Gemstone.org is an interactive site that will show you which traditional and non-traditional stones correspond with your specific birthdate.