It’s not that we don’t love a sparkly bauble from a big-box retailer—see our ample collection of shiny H&M necklaces and dainty Forever 21 studs as evidence—but there’s something special about finding an awesome piece that’s been lovingly dreamed up right here in the area. Our region is lucky to count a whole lot of jewelry designers among our very own, from minimalist GiantLion to luxe Dina Mackney. Click through the gallery to see seven local designs at the top of our love list.
DC Design Crush of the Moment: Jewelry by Beth Lauren
DC Jewelry Designer You Need to Know: Sola Biu of Onyx Feather
Local Etsy Vendor We’re Loving: Caroline of GiantLION