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In Atlanta, the jewelry business is often a multigenerational affair

In Atlanta, the jewelry business is often a multigenerational affair

The pull of familial ties is strong in many industries. But in Atlanta, nowhere is this more true than in the jewelry business. Many local companies span decades and generations, often deeply rooted in their communities. Here are seven family-run Atlanta-area jewelry stores to browse.
California jewelry brand Gorjana opens first Atlanta store at Ponce City Market

California jewelry brand Gorjana opens first Atlanta store at Ponce City Market

Laguna Beach-based jewelry brand Gorjana recently opened its first Atlanta store at Ponce City Market. Founded in 2014 by husband-and-wife team Gorjana Reidel and Jason Griffin Reidel, the brand is a celebrity favorite—Bella Hadid, Mandy Moore, and Florence Pugh are fans—for its laid-back yet timeless solid gold and gold-plated pieces like necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.

Local jewelry phenom Machete is one to watch

Like many entrepreneurs, Jennifer J. Matchett is a serial inventor. She’s sold vintage clothing and opened a macaron bakery. But it’s her wildly successful jewelry and accessories business, Machete, which she helms out of a Marietta studio, that has won national acclaim.

Atlanta artist Leah Smithson creates whimsical jewelry based on her surrealist paintings

“Jewelry is the perfect medium for expressing yourself,” she says. “Each piece is unique to the person who wears it; I give each one its own bend and character.”
River Mint Finery

Local Jewelry Shop: River Mint Finery

River Mint Finery, Cindy’s chic new Peachtree Battle shop, is dripping with their creations—from $58 smoky quartz studs to $325 aquamarine chokers—as well as chic accessories like Monserat De Lucca bags.

3-D printing is powering the next industrial revolution. Meet 5 of Atlanta’s innovators.

If you want to see Atlanta’s industrial future up close, come to an office park near Atlantic Station and examine a titanium plate, the size of a thumbnail, that was recently designed to correct foot deformities.
Ink and Alloy

Local Find: Ink and Alloy’s globally inspired accessories

There are oodles of local companies touting handmade accessories, but Ink and Alloy—a line of globally inspired jewelry, scarves, and bags—stands out because of the veteran pros behind it.
Greek chic

Hot Shop: Angeliki brings authentic Greek chic to the U.S.

Since she was a kid, Angelica Tassoulas Connelly has spent summers visiting her father’s family in Greece, where in recent years she has watched the country’s arts and design movement flourish.
A Sensible Habit ceramics

Local Find: A Sensible Habit’s colorful, quirky ceramics

Sketches of starbursts, stripes, and even cacti cover Brandy Schuman’s hand-cast ceramic plates, jewelry dishes, and spoons. Her colorful line, A Sensible Habit, began with quirky stationery and printed textiles, but Schuman recently expanded to tableware and jewelry.

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