Sometimes I emotionally connect to a designer's collection. It's truly the best feeling. In Vegas at the COUTURE show, I met Jamie Joseph and fell in love - with her, her husband, her brand and her designs. These people are laid back and so cool. I am planning a trip to Seattle because it's a city I've been meaning to visit and I need to see their studio.
I connected most with Jamie's Golden Joinery collection. Throughout her 20 years of making jewelry, there have been quite a few stone casualties. Rather than having her husband and stone-cutter re-cut the stones, she decided to fix them with the best materials possible - gold and diamonds. The idea of using gold to fix what's broken felt like a more profound concept to me than just mending broken stones. Currently I have someone very close to me struggling with depression and addiction. The only way to mend a problem like that, someone who is seemingly broken, is with love, truth and a second chance. Perhaps I am reading too much into a design, but that's what I love so much about jewelry - the deeper meaning, whether determined by the designer or the wearer. Every piece of jewelry has a story.
Below are some gorgeous one-of-a-kind pieces, follow Jamie on Instagram to see more.