Things That Don’t Suck: Laurette

O’NeilLaurette O’Neil – Silver Jewelry Design

I met Laurette back in 2006 at an art show in Mt. Charleston, Nevada. Stunned by her simple lines, each of her pieces combined some rare elements that hinted a little in the “fuck you” direction. I liked it. Since then, my collection has grown to include everything from simple amber stud earrings to multiple rings and countless necklaces.

She has one rule, however: don’t you dare put a ring on your pinkie finger. And she’ll tell ya, too.

She and her husband make every tool that makes every pattern, shape, design and clasp. Each piece is 100% hand-crafted. The craftsmanship is unquestionable and while her designs aren’t for everyone, I have people ask me time and time again: “Excuse me – I love your ring/earrings/necklace. Where did you get that?”

My favorite pieces have to be:

Whatever your style, visit her online gallery and shop online. For rings, it’s easiest to call her or send an email with the size you need as you can’t select sizes on the website (yet!). Prices range from under $50 to over $500 – there’s something for every budget and if your gal is like me and could care less about sapphires, rubies and crappy chain store adornments – Laurette might be your gal. You can follow Laurette on Twitter. While not as “tweetie” as this redhead, she’s new to the web and social media and I have no doubt she’ll find her sea legs in short order!

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