One of the best ways to amp up a look or finish off an outfit is with with the perfect accessory.  It can take your look from demure to edgy, or vice versa, with the simple addition of a necklace or earrings. Whether you’re looking for something understated, like a nice dainty evil eye midi ring, or something in your face like a clementine size crystal point, there is something for you that was made by a passionate someone close to home. 

One of the most unique stores out there is helmed by designer Barbara C Pellegrino. California based BCP Jewlery specializes is statement crystal point jewelry across all varieties. All the crystals featured in her pieces are one of a kind and limited style runs and worth every penny if you want to make the ultimate bohemian statement.

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For more of a unisex option HVNTER GVTHERER is a Chicago based jewelry operation specializing in semi precious materials and weathered metals that mix a classic urban aesthetic with natural and organic looking design sensibility. The brand successfully captures the best of the “Urban Nomad” with their slightly distressed and earthy line look. 

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If you like the idea of a more Gothic look get excited about Blood Milk Jewels. Out of Philadelphia Pennsylvania they  feature everything from bird claws, ouija planchettes and, skulls. There is a supernatural inspired option for everyone. With a remake of The Craft on the horizon and 90’s trends in all your favorite store windows, introducing a little handmade Gothic love into your accessory lineup could be a nice way to get in on the trend without going full Neve Campbell.

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If you are into a more dainty style of jewelry Mineralogy Design is for you. Another Chicago based brand; not only do they offer quirky lady like options in muted tones, a great many of their items are made from recycled precious metals. It’s high end, handmade and conscious baubles that make you feel beautiful and good about yourself all at the same time. 

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Finally, for some understated organic looking semi precious stone studs giantLion is unmatched. The Richmond Virginia based brand offers up beautiful basics that add interesting and understated details to the most minimalist wardrobe. You can opt for simple gold and silver bar studs, small irregularly shaped turquoise or pyrite cube studs to add a touch of geometric refinement. This is a perfect brand if you are looking for a new and well made pair of every day basic pieces.

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Whatever look you’re going for, there are always fabulous, well-made options and reasonably priced pieces from small companies with great things to offer.

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