I have always loved wearing jewelry with a story behind it, and I’ve never really been a fan of the mass produced status pieces that everyone else and her mother is sporting too. So naturally I was thrilled to hear about Piperlime’s new partnership with Project Runway season 8 winner, jewelry designer Gretchen Jones, that just launched today.
For a limited time, the popular shopping destination and the now
Brooklyn-based artist are offering an exclusive line of jewelry with 100% of profits going to Aid to Artisans, a wonderful and necessary charity devoted to providing economic
opportunities to help artisans worldwide.
This not-for-profit collection
by Gretchen of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings includes 14
chunky, modern pieces all handmade by artists at the Ipuna Artisan
Workshop in Bogota, Colombia. I love the strong current ring (shown), inspired by the Egyptian pyramids, and etched with magical symbols for wisdom, protection and good luck. The clean geometric styles
should complement just a
your inner Joan Jett (or your own rockstar alter ego).
I love how Piperlime has been seeking out lesser-known designers and introducing them
to an audience who would be otherwise unaware but is bound to love
them. (Not that Gretchen is lesser-known to those PR fans!) Lets hope some other large shopping sites take a note. – Stephanie M
Gretchen Jones for Piperlime collection is priced between $48-$120.
View the designs and watch the behind the scenes video of the artists at
work at piperlime