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Best of Washington 2012: Locally Made Summer Baubles

Gorgeous jewelry made by local designers.

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