A good story can start with a simple piece of jewelry. Tell a good story, and our brain releases chemicals — cortisol, dopamine and oxytocin. Cortisol helps form memories, dopamine keeps us engaged and oxytocin helps with empathy and connection. It is not a surprise then that jewelry with a story is very meaningful for the designer, wearer and giver.
The Gem Collection offers various pieces ofjewelry with meaning. Here are a few of our designers and pieces:
Robin Haley is renowned for her jewelry’s ancient and soulful presence. The designer’s artifact designs are worn to whisper love into the heart and are meant to heal, uplift and strengthen the wearer. Robin Haley says, “My greatest wish for my artifact collection is that they will go out into the world and help all women understand how deeply treasured and valuable they truly are.” 14 Karat Gold Diamond Accented Bail “Wisdom Owl” Pendant on Chain by Robin Haley: “A symbol of our own inner ‘knowingness,’ given at birth, that guides us throughout.” $1,225
Evocateur Designs reflect a love of the traditional and ancient blended with the contemporary. The jewelry’s inimitable style features images inspired by world civilizations, African safaris, romantic gardens, as well as abstract renderings and whimsical designs. Many pieces are embellished with authentic hand-set vintage treasures from the 1940s to the 1980s. Each piece is a modern heirloom, evoking memories and stories.
Evocateur 22 Karat Gold Leaf Dragonfly Garden Cuff, $378.
John Hardy believes it is the soul of community that makes each piece truly one of a kind. John Hardy designs various symbolic collections — from the Kali collection representing natural ebbs and flows of rivers, to the Classic Chain collection representing the links that bind the human community to the Legends Collection, representing protection and prosperity plus many more. John Hardy Legends Naga Ring: The Naga was inspired by the mythical water dragon that protects the ocean’s pearl and provides prosperity. Wear facing inward to be bestowed with love and abundance, or outward for protection. $1,295.
Ricky Frank draws upon his background in athletics and self-growth philosophy (as a sports psychologist) to create his one-of-a-kind designs. His more intricate pieces are often tiny stories hinting at life’s many personal challenges. Ricky Frank’s motto is, “Live in Color; Because Life is not Black & White.” Ricky Frank Celestial Dancer Pendant, $860.