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Blog - Independent Jewelry Designers

Third Crown gets Crowned on Vogue.com


As a modern jewelry retailer who sells, showcases and champions small up-and-coming independent jewelry designers, we are always thrilled when one of our brands scores a great feature by a major media player.  Not an easy thing to do.  

Third Crown, the architecturally minded collaboration between husband and wife design duo Kofi and Kristen Essel, was recently featured on Vogue.com who announced them as both beloved by Beyonce and the cutest couple in Harlem.  And that was just in the headline!

Kudos are definitely due this innovative line of bold geometric styles anchored by the Arc and Marcy collections. With strong lines and a fresh, urban vibe, the pieces are completely wearable yet unique enough to become a signature look for the women who own them.


Small Arc Bangle in Gold    Three Row Ring in Silver        Marcy Link Necklace in Gold

A Q&A with Designer Liz Law

Liz Law Jewelry honors the past while celebrating the present, rendering pieces that are unique yet always wearable. The Los Angeles-based designer often incorporates vintage baubles and themes into her work, reinterpreting them into modern motifs. Liz finds great beauty and intrigue in finding new ways to join the old and the new, and explores other visual juxtapositions in her [...]

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Introducing Neshka

A favorite part of our job is searching for and discovering an independent jewelry designer that was not on our radar.  We have a pretty defined aesthetic, so while we come across so many talented individuals, not too many scream "Visible Interest" and make us want to put their amazing modern jewelry on the site [...]

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Always on the Look Out

We’ve often been lauded for the curation of our modern jewelry. Thank you very much! And as a result, we’re frequently asked where we find the various independent jewelry designers who create the looks. And the answer is really, everywhere. We are a picky bunch and we’re always on the look out for modern jewelry designers whose aesthetic [...]

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Chikahisa Studio Comes to Visible Interest

At Visible Interest, we are always excited when we meet a new designer that we want to showcase on the site.  Their collection has to have a unique point-of-view yet fit into the overall aesthetic of the site.  Be identifiable as that designer's, yet play well with the collections.  The pieces have to fit in, [...]

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Top Ten Reasons to Shop Visible Interest

    We love to shop.  Both online and in physical stores. But when we do, it has to be with a retailer that stands out for a reason.  We take note of a store that is worthy of our time, attention and ultimately dollars and try to incorporate what we love about into our own. [...]

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Modern Made

Craft, handmade, small batch, artisanal, maker.  No matter what we call it, the trend is exploding.  We all want to be closer to the source of our goods.  And while perhaps we're not as fanatical as getting to personally know our chicken's name and life story before we eat it as in the iconic Portlandia episode, [...]

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Over the Moon for Celestial Fashion

This season, the heavens opened up on the fashion scene and all manor of celestial inspiration hit the runways and boutiques.  Jeans to accessories to red carpet looks are adorned with all matter of stars, moons and colorful galactic scenes. Stella McCartney bag, Current Elliot jeans, Zuhair Murad gown, TopShop bodysuitWe're partial to the modern jewelry [...]

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Hand-Picked vs. Just Hand-Made

Like all fans of the hand-made and artisanal, we noted with (visible) interest the debut of Handmade at Amazon. Meant as an answer to Etsy, whose 7.5 million jewelry offerings now include many factory-made pieces, Handmade at Amazon offers 44,000 hand-made jewelry designs to choose from.To which we say... Whew, I’m exhausted!While we applaud [...]

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The True Cost: The Importance of Knowing

There's something special about knowing who touched your jewelry before it became yours. At Visible Interest, we support designers who make their living creating beautiful pieces of modern jewelry. Every time pieces sell, our indie jewelry designers are thrilled as it is so personal to them to share their creations with others.  These handcrafted, contemporary [...]

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