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Brooklyn’s Next 5 Hottest Jewelry Designers

(Photo: Pamela Love Bronze and Silver Shelly Cuff, via website)

When it comes to spotting jewelry trends, Brooklyn is home to some of the most creative and innovative jewelry designs that the fashion industry has to offer. It’s no wonder that incredibly popular jewelry designer, Pamela Love, is the latest Brooklyn based designer to gain worldwide notoriety. This past year she was a CFDA fund finalist and in addition to the success of her own line she has collaborated with top designers such as Marchesa, Yigal Azrouel, Zac Posen and has designed custom jewelry lines for the film “Where the Wild Things Are” and the TV show “True Blood”. 

The next crop of Jewelry designers on their way to becoming jewelry royalty are approaching fast on the horizon. Here are five Brooklyn jewelry designers we think you should know:

Barbara Campbell
With gold and silver chain detailing, fine leather in hues of dark and brown this is rocker jewelry done right. These pieces will give your outfit a touch of edginess to spice up a more bland looking outfit.  Available online. 

Recommended Piece:  Jet Moon Glam Bracelet ($98.00) – A double chained bracelet with antique bronze charms is a must have to top off the “motorcycle chic” appeal.

Diana Kane
Delicate, feminine and classic are three words that come to mind when looking at the Diana Kane Jewelry line.  As a mother her handmade pieces are functional, but every design is made with simple and sleek details.  229 5th Avenue,  Park Slope

Recommended Piece: Simple Heart Drop Earrings ($294.00) – These made-to-order 14Kt gold hearts are the ideal accessory to add a little joy to any outfit. Each pair is handled with complete care and most importantly, love.

Katherine Lincoln Jewelry
Katherine Lincoln draws from Native American influences when making jewelry, and you can clearly see her inspiration in every piece. Her designs have a strength and hardness to them that meld well with an urban landscape. However, the colors and gems that she uses also bring forth a lightness that give the jewelry its distinctive beauty.  Available Online.

Recommended Piece: Copper Enamel and Bronze Big (Price upon request). This piece doesn’t look like anything else I have ever seen before, and that’s exactly why I love it. You’ll need to be feeling confident to pull it off, as the exotic hand molded shape and heavy copper tones will surely be the focal point of your outfit.

Hilary Park
Hillary specializes in timeless pieces of jewelry that bring a refinement to your style choices. An investment in her jewelry are investments in impeccably hand-crafted limited edition pieces.  94 S 1st Street, Williamsburg.

Recommended Piece:  Astrology Pendants ($450.00) – I have been searching for astrology inspired jewelry for a while now that do not appear “hokey” or cheap. These designs are beautiful and can be added to a simple chain to be made into a necklace.



Yayoi Forest Jewelry
Born near a small forest in Japan, the designer draws inspiration for her work from the time spent observing and appreciating nature’s beauty. The subtlety and seamlessness of her pieces are flawless. Her jewelry draws from a vintage aesthetic and is perfect for layering.  Catbird. 219 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg // Smith & Butler.  225 Smith Street, Cobble Hill // Written by Forest. 313A Atlantic Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn.

Recommended Piece: Every ring in the Collection ( $75.00 – $1,500) – I couldn’t pick just one because truth be told I want desperately to add every single one of her rings to my collection! They are breathtaking.

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October 25, 2014

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