1 Selin Kent black diamond studs with rose gold | $445 at Goldyn
2 Melissa Joy Manning raw pyrite stud earrings | $300 at Melissa Joy Manning
3 J Hannah signet pinky ring | $428 after TAKE20 code at The Dreslyn
4 Blair Lauren Brown thin nugget ring | $148 after GRECHEN15 code for 15% off
5 Lumo mia opal ring | $157 at Aro after GRECHEN15 code for 15% off
6 Catbird NYC Ballerina earrings | $168 at Catbird
7 Brandy Pham spiral ring | $85 at Zady after GRECHEN15 code for 15% off
8 Loren Stewart safety pin earrings | $275 at Barney’s
9 Helen Ficalora initial charm | $50 at Shopbop
*Put it all in the Style Line x Melissa Joy Manning small jewelry box | $100
I don’t wear much jewelry, and what I do wear, I never take off, so it’s always very minimal and simple. I’ve stuck primarily with Melissa Joy Manning for earrings for the last several years, Catbird for a simple ring I wear on my right hand, and Kristen Elspeth for my everyday necklace now. I haven’t always purposefully sought out jewelry made in the US, but it is more of a priority now, and seems very easy to find in general.
There are many many many more resources than the ones I’ve featured here, including, as always, Etsy, but right now, these are some of my favorite pieces (I’m craving those safety pin earrings so bad!!)
Do you have a favorite jewelry designer who manufactures in the US? Any more resources to share??
Some of my favorite resources for independent jewelry designers who manufacture in the US:
Azalea (use code GRECHEN15 for 15% off)
Zady (use code GRECHEN15 for 15% off)
Aro (use code GC15 for 15% off)
Hampden (use code GRECHEN15 for 15% off)
Melissa Joy Manning
More made in the US posts at Grechen’s Closet:
Made in the US alternatives to the Madewell Transport Tote
Made in the US activewear
Denim made in the US
Lingerie made in the US
Oh, now you’ve really done it. First a James Perse sale and now a collection of minimalist jewelry. You’re killing me! I cannot wait to check all these out. (My AMEX wishes I’d rather not at all.)
I already have the Loren Stewart safety pins, they are so cute. I’ve been wearing Gabriela Artigas infinite tusk diamond studs for six months straight now because I was so traumatized from getting them in, I’m scared to take them out. But now I miss my safety pins.
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These are all SO gorgeous. Thanks for introducing me to Selin Kent. Those black diamond studs are to die for. At the risk of pushing the limits of everyone’s self control, Gabriela Artigas is having an Independence day sale on a few items, including her tusk ring. Omg!
Jaime Lynn Natoli says
YES! I have several pieces from Favor by Monika Reed. Monika is based in Portland and uses recycled metals as much as possible. Most importantly, her jewelry is simple and GORGEOUS! 🙂
I also have been keeping an eye on Seaworthy for some time. Also based in Portland, I met the designer at a craft fair in LA a few years ago and loved her pieces. I’ve yet to pull the trigger but currently have my eye on the Blackwood Ring.
Grechen Reiter says
wait…why were you so traumatized getting the gabriela artigas earrings in??
Cool post! I have several pieces by Helen Ficalora, who lives just up the road. In fact, I bought my first from her when she was still just selling out of her parent’s old motel in Montauk!
I also love Wendy Mink for dangly, “special” pieces, and Bing Bang for my cone studs that I wear a lot. MJM, too.
Love this post thank you!
Hearts.com has a collection of jewelry and accessories Handmade in the USA on their website. I like the different styles and accessories available from them, they have a lot of great options. I also love the safety pin earrings from Melissa Joy Manning, they’re very fun and practical at the same time.
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Great post! I love delicate jewelry. A few other made in the USA faves are Aili and Wwake. This is timely…just had a baby on Tues., and while I think the idea of a “push present” is silly, I don’t mind an excuse to find a piece of jewelry to commemorate my little girl’s birth. Thanks for the ideas!
The infinite tusks are a little larger in gauge than most earrings, so they’re thicker. Then, they make that sharp bend! It was like giving birth, but backwards through your ears, sort of. I even emailed the company asking for tips! Me! Unheard of. They suggested to work them in in a hot soapy shower. Okay…. that sounds reasonable except for the idea of handling a tiny, slippery, expensive item in running water over an open drain. I ended up slathering my ears in topical anesthetic, then using Neosporin as lube (since it also would help mitigate infection in all those microtears that were inevitably occurring during the process). It. Was. AWFUL! And I am not a puss. Six months later, I’ll check them and find one halfway out — they’re painless now — skin is remarkably elastic and accommodating if you give it time. (Still scared to take them out now. I even picked up my LS safety pins today and thought about changing the GAs out. Couldn’t do it.)
Grechen Reiter says
Yay!!! Congratulations!!!! 🙂 I think a piece of jewelry sounds like a wonderful idea!
You really hit the nail on the head on this one! Selin Kent is my absolute favorite, I actually took on a few extra projects this summer so I can indulge guilt free:) I’ve also been coveting the slimmer version of the Miansai cuff, but have read some reviews that the screw eventually comes loose (there’s even a system in place on their website to replace missing screws). Might just throw the 200 bucks for the brass toward another Selin piece.
Thanks for the jewelry post!