Uncommon Goods was kind enough to send us two pieces of jewelry to style a few weeks ago. You might remember our post from a couple weeks ago covering cool and unique gift ideas from Uncommon Goods. They also have a stylish assortment of jewelry and accessories. They have everything from personalized jewelry to handmade pieces created by talented artisans. Elizabeth styled their Gold Dipped Vine Lace Necklace and I styled the Tagua Fragment Cascade Earrings. Both of these pieces would be great gift ideas for any girl on your list, or even for yourself! The necklace and earrings were designed by Tulianna and Alejandra Garces, a mother-daughter team that carefully creates jewelry from "age-old traditions with a contemporary twist." Tulianna is originally from Columbia and immigrated to the U.S. in 1985. She works with children in Vermont and the New England area from low-income families how to express themselves through fine art, printmaking and even theater. She realized that this effort is desperately needed in her home of Columbia so they decided to work with Columbian artisans to create their unique jewelry pieces. They travel to Columbia several times a year to train local artisans who have been affected by the Civil War to help them better their lives and support their families. The Tagua Fragment Cascade Earrings were hand carved in Columbia from sustainable tagua, which is also known as "vegetable ivory." The creation of tagua jewelry helps stop illegal elephant poaching, prevents deforestation, and helps local communities make a living from harvesting, dyeing and carving the tagua seeds.
The Gold Dipped Vine Lace Necklace was also handmade by Columbian artisans sewn together from real pieces of lace then dipped in wax, upcycled copper and shimmering 24K gold then hand brushed to show the intricate detail. These pieces were truly made with so much love and attention to detail by talented artisans that are working hard to make a living for their families and communities. We love jewelry, but we especially love jewelry with a story and an amazing cause behind it!
Elizabeth's outfit (left) Emily' outfit (right)
Plaid shirt//Target Flannel shirt//Urban Outfitters Vest//TJ Maxx (Similar) Turtleneck sweater//Old Navy Jeans//Gap Jeans//J Brand via Plato's Closet Lawrence Booties//Similar Booties//Dolce Vita via Nordstrom Rack (Similar) Necklace//Uncommon Goods Earrings//Uncommon Goods
Thank you to Jerry Wang Photography for taking these photos!