Local Jewelry Designers are Making a Statement

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Local Jewelry Designers are Making a Statement
Rissa’s Artistic Design

Clarissa Knighten left corporate America to pursue her dream of creating handcrafted jewelry. Shown here: Stainless-steel and antique-bronze wire choker with Swarovski crystals, $800; earrings, $50; bracelet, $150. Rissa’s pieces are available at the Nelson Atkins Museum gift shop, in addition to rissasartisticdesign.com.

Local Jewelry Designers are Making a Statement
Brady Legler

Kansas City native (now NYC-based) jewelry designer Brady Legler has been designing jewelry since he was in high school. Shown here: 18-karat gold/diamond earrings, $3,960; rectangle pendant, $2,970; and bracelets (from top to bottom) blue sapphire/black enamel, $890; white enamel/diamond, $4,990; white sapphire baguette, $7,360. All available at TIVOL on the Country Club Plaza and Hawthorne Plaza.

Local Jewelry Designers are Making a Statement
Mazzarese Private Label

It’s a little-known fact that Mazzarese’s eponymously named private-label line is designed and crafted in-house. Shown here: Diamond and 18-karat white gold earrings, $8,950; ring, $6,950; pendant, $7,890; bezel chain, $8,000. All available at Mazzarese in Parkway Plaza.

Local Jewelry Designers are Making a Statement
Jet Couture Jewels

From Kansas City-based designer Mary Burger, “wearable works of art” include these pieces starring freshwater baroque pearls. Shown here: Earrings, $320; necklace, $1,280; bracelet, $700. Jet Couture Jewels are available at Webster House in the Crossroads.

Local Jewelry Designers are Making a Statement
Georgina Herrera

Kansas City-based Georgina Herrera’s designs have been featured at Paris Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. Shown here: Signature drop crystal earrings, $289; silver medallion choker, $360; silver cuff, $249; Raffine ring, $430; Signature ring, $275. Georgina Herrera designs are available at Halls Kansas City in Crown Center and Alysa Rene Boutique in Park Place and georginaherrera.com.

Local Jewelry Designers are Making a Statement
GrayJay Studio

Minimal, modern, marbled—each piece of jewelry from designer Jamie Gray is unique. Shown here: Ring, $37; earrings, $32; pendant, $45. Available at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Museum Shop.

Kansas City jewelry designers are being recognized nationally for their eye-catching accessories.

Photos by Aaron Leimkuehler

Makeup by Molly McPheter Roots & Branches Salon

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