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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.
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.
Ethical consumption is a challenge faced by many of today’s shoppers. No one wants to feel as if they have contributed to ethical issues they don’t support. As a result, many shoppers choose to do their due diligence to find products and companies that support their ethical beliefs. Unfortunately, that can be challenging to do when you are searching for a diamond.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
These floral-inspired bijoux are anything but ordinary. Plus, tips on how to protect your baubles from sea and sun.