Best of Washington 2012: Locally Made Summer Baubles

Gorgeous jewelry made by local designers.

By: Washingtonian Staff

Wall Street broker turned DC designer Jenny Schretter combines raw stones and chains in statement pieces that toe the line between edgy and feminine. This Kolton.J necklace features a dyed magenta howlite slab, lemon quartz, and chrysoprase ($189).

Inspired by cities such as Cairo and Cyprus, Onyx Feather pieces—such as this $85 necklace of aventurine stones—add exotic flair to a simple sundress. DC designer Sola Biu puts 15 percent of each sale toward charity.

Kyle Barber hand-beads her colorful Hippie Chic line of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings—some repurposed from vintage jewelry—in her Georgetown boutique, Duo. This necklace of Czech glass beads is $55. 1624 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-652-0837. Contact: Kyle Barber at

Photographs by Renée Comet.

Best of Washington 2012