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Unimpressed with teething jewelry options on the market when her son, Shepard, now three, began to teethe, Jenny Luckett took matters into her own hands. “I thought to myself, ‘There’s a need here; I can’t be the only mom who wants this,’” she shares.
Luckett combined her background in jewelry design with her sleek aesthetic as an artist to create January Moon, a line of functional, fashionable teething jewelry.
All January Moon pieces are made with durable, high-quality materials (non-toxic silicone beads, genuine leather cords, and double-contained clasps with hypoallergenic hardware), featuring modern shapes and four rich color palettes. These designs, driven by art but based on utility, appeal to moms and their teething toddlers, alike.
“I’m hoping to make moms’ lives easier with something that makes them feel good, that their babies enjoy, too,” Luckett adds.
January Moon has necklaces in long and mini lengths, with plans to add bracelets and giftsets this spring. (Available at Arcade; januarymoon.com)
A collaboration between longtime friends Carol Fails and Rosemary Corte, Harvest Jewels offers one-of-a-kind, bohemian fine jewelry. Deemed “everyday diamonds,” the pieces are vintage-inspired with an edge, featuring freshwater pearls, gemstones, precious metals, leather, and the brand’s signature pave diamond clasp.
While the Harvest Jewels line includes chokers, bangles, wrap bracelets, and earrings, the brand is known for its necklaces, which can be worn long, doubled, or stacked with distinctive pendants, like crosses and agate slices. “We like the versatility of each piece; how you can layer them or change them up by adding pendants,” Fails says.
These pendants, which incorporate the same pave diamonds as the clasps they attach to, elevate even the most basic design. “It’s elegance with an edge,” Corte adds.
You can pick up the gems locally at Jamie, at trunk shows around town (Karee Hays Esthetics is a regular host), or online, where an e-commerce site is coming soon. harvestjewels.com
Photos by Kelly Bullington Photography.