AK Vintage Phenomena necklace
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AK Vintage by Anna Korte
“I love the natural patina that develops with love and wear. And it’s fairly inexpensive, which is great for people who want a special handmade piece of jewelry that’s affordable.” Best Seller: Phenomena necklace, $120 at akvintage.com
Stone and Honey Medius earrings
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Stone & Honey by Teresa Robinson
“Initially, brass was a way to get the ‘look’ of gold without the crazy insane price. But the longer I work in brass, the more I really appreciate its unique color. It feels warm and rich.” Best Seller: Medius earrings, $92, at stoneandhoney.com
Ornament hoop earrings by Takara
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Takara by Jen Goff
“I use brass because most of my work is influenced by primitive and ethnic jewelry, and one of the characteristics of brass is that it can look ancient and rough.” Best Seller: Ornament hoop earrings, $93, at takaradesign.com
James John hoops by Betsy & Iya
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Betsy & Iya by Betsy Cross
“When I first launched the line, it was almost like the phrase ‘mixed metal’ was a very dirty one—and not in a cool way. But I became convinced it could be cool.” Best Seller: James John hoops, $54, at betsyandiya.com
Better Late than Never Quarter Moon earrings
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Better Late Than Never by Sara Dudzinsky
“I decided to make my current line using brass because I wanted to design rather large pieces. This helps me keep the cost down for my customers without having to sacrifice my design ideas.” Best Seller: Quarter Moon earrings, $112, at bltnjewelry.com
Boet by Emily Bixler
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Boet by Emily Bixler
“Years ago in the very baby beginning stages of Boet, I began to source vintage brass chains for inspiration, and I fell in love. I’d make these crazy, layered, Mr. T–style necklaces. The more chain, the better.” Best Seller: Linen Ozarc earrings, $72, at byboet.com
LunaSol by Lindsey Alonzo
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LunaSol by Lindsey Alonzo
“Inspiration for my designs comes from cultures all over the world, and the aesthetic of my pieces is to reflect ancient, aged, or worn jewelry with a history.” Best Seller: Giza ring, $75, at lunasoldesigns.net
seaworthy necklace by marisa howard
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Seaworthy by Marisa Howard
“My original inspiration for Seaworthy came partly from antique hardware. Brass shows history and story like no other metal.” Best Seller: Namib necklace, $89, at seaworthypdx.com
AK Vintage Phenomena necklace
Stone and Honey Medius earrings
Ornament hoop earrings by Takara
James John hoops by Betsy & Iya
Better Late than Never Quarter Moon earrings
Boet by Emily Bixler
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LunaSol by Lindsey Alonzo
seaworthy necklace by marisa howard
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