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Accessories Council Presents USA MADE | Jewelry Made in America

What better way to celebrate the US than to feature some of the amazing talent, beauty and fashion products made right here in the good ole USA, specifically a few beautiful jewelry brands. I had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Accessories Council’s USAMade initiative, which promotes jewelry made in the USA. Brands participating in the USAMade initiative include: Alex Woo, Alzerina, Carla Marina, Caroline Rocha, Clipa, Colette Malouf, Courtney Simmelkjaer, Ela Rae, ElyseRyan, Emanuela Duca, Eye of the Sea, Gerard Yosca, HEET, Holy Bauble, Isharya, John Wind/Maximal Art, Jonas Studio, Lesli Dale, Lionette, Liz Palacios, Nicole Romano, Options in Time, Patricia Locke, Relios, RJ Graziano, Roberta Chiarella, Roman Luxe, Shansen, Tuleste Market, Veronique by Vendome, and W/A Studios. In this post, I will highlight my most coveted pieces – most of which are dynamic and stunning statement jewelry


I love all jewelry that has modern, architectural and Egyptian design influences and not only does Lionette’s exquisite jewelry fulfill that love, their name also shows the strength and power found in their pieces. The words goddess and empress were the first words that came to mind when I first these gorgeous collection.

Carla Marina

Another design aesthetic I adore is romance and the above pieces from Carla Marina’s New Royalty Collection inspired by Portugal’s Royal Treasures is absolutely stunning. Featuring cascading leaves, enchanting stars and other embellishments and details found in the Royal’s crowns, scepters, etc.

Nicole Romano

A celebrity favorite (one look at her pieces will show you why), the Nicole Romano collection is as spectacular as it is enchanting. Her jewelry speaks for itself and it has a lot to say. Her collection combine hard and soft, drama, romance, edge – and is filled with eye-catching pieces.


One aspect from this collection by Carolyn Pollack that caught my eye and it’s featured in the pieces shown above is the encased stones. From the Silver Lace Collection, the above pieces feature sterling silver which encircles polished stones with gemstones as accents giving each piece a magical, almost fairytale vibe.

There are so many more amazing jewelry brands to showcase (all of which are listed at the beginning of this post). What’s your favorite so far?

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1 comment

Anne Koplik August 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Can I add Anne Koplik Designs to the group of "Made in USA" jewelry designers. They have been creating beautiful vintage inspired jewelry for the modern woman for over 30 years. Visit to see the vast collection of pieces available.

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