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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Whitney Stern.

"Everyday Glam with an Edge"

Oval Chrysophrase Freedom Ring
14k Gold with Oxidized Sterling and Diamonds

Launched in 2007, and now just recently signed on full time at Henri my newest obsession, Whitney Stern. Whitney Stern is a local company based in Seattle, Washington, works closely with fair trade female artisans in Lima, Peru, and sells to Manhattan's Elite in New York City. I spoke with Rachel, who is PR for Whitney Stern and she gave me great insight to the company and provided me the beautiful images of Whitney Stern's brand new line.

The Whitney Stern jewelry line was launched by designer Whitney Stern, after having been inspired by the indigenous artisan women Whitney met while living and studying in South America. Jewelry was soon being created combining the purest natural metals with chic, glamorous, and sophisticated designs.

18k Sanded Gold Earrings Milgrain Bezel
with Prongs encasing Free Form Black Drusy Agate

"We both really believe in the importance of a piece of jewelry to a person, and how their story can be passed down through these items."

Whitney Stern is an eco friendly designer and a majority of the materials used in her jewelry are recycled. Whitney uses this recycled jewelry concept and turns it into her own "Re-Jeweled" Service where she creates custom jewelry by taking an older piece from someones past and "re-vamps" it by making it edgier, more modern, and new to be passed on. Whitney Stern's designs are recognizable by the sanded finish and the WS signature bimetals.

Mystic Ring 7 Bands Connected
18k Yellow Matte Gold and Oxidized Sterling Indian Ruby

"I love contrasts, blending darks and lights and incorporating colorful natural earth stones that reflect the inner spirit of the person who wears them."

As I was going through Whitney Stern's new line, I picked out a few of my favorite pieces to feature in this post. I fell in love with so many of them...I hope you don't mind if I share a few more than I normally do:

Sanded Flower Center Ring
18k White Gold with 7 Pave Set Diamonds

Oxidized Silver Hoops with 18k Gold Details
and Black Spinel Drops with White Gold

14k Sanded Gold Bezel on Textured Blackened Rhodium
with Bead Details with Natural Grey Drusy

18k Gold Wishbone Earrings with Diamond Details

14k Sanded Gold Bezel on Textured Blackened Rhodium
with Bead Details with Natural Orange Drusy

Freedom Bracelet 18k Gold Chains on Cuff with Adjustable Clasp

18k Sanded White Gold Dome Cocktail Ring with Indian Opal
and 18k Yellow Gold Bezel with Scattered Diamonds

18k Rose Gold Wave Bangle Bracelet with Bead Details Sanded

Whitney Stern is only available at a handful of boutiques listed here and can be contacted about a purchase online through the Whitney Stern website.

Oh, and then you can always try...

Henri Bendel
712 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 247-1100

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