WJA Northern California and Designers by the Bay

I so wish I was in NoCal this week. A veritable knock-out line-up of some of my favorite jewelry designers are together in San Francisco, on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 for Designers by the Bay. All gathered for one night at the beautiful and historic Shreve and Co. jewelry store to celebrate our connections, inspiration, and artistry in jewelry.

Babette Shennan

Babette Shennan Ginkgo gemstone rings.

The Women’s Jewelry Association does such an incredible job of bringing people in the jewelry industry together, and this event truly shines. This is the 17th year of the WJA Northern California chapter featuring local Bay area jewelry designers, getting their talent in front of retailers and press for the recognition they deserve. WJA will also be honoring Georgie Gleim, President of Gleim the Jeweler in Palo Alto, for her lifetime of work and her family’s legacy in the jewelry business.
Coleoptere Ring

Coléoptère Asterisk Ring in 18kt yellow gold and diamonds.

Among the twenty-plus jewelry designers in attendance, there will be a design competition that evening, judged by prominent industry press and influencers. You may recognize some of these names from profiles on idazzle.com–I know and admire many of these designers:
Pearl Lounge
Babette Shennan
Kings Ransom Pearls
Sethi Couture
Tura Sugden
Kimarie Designs
Betsy Barron Jewellery
Clare Ullman Designs
Sarah Graham Metalsmithing
Dawes Design
Sea Hunt Pearls
Jeffrey Hunt
Revere Academy featured designers
Cornelia Goldsmith
Sheahan Stephen Sapphires
David Heston
M. Lowe & Co.
John Meier Fine Jewelry
The Crucible
Elyria Jewels
Thalia Jewelry
Lola Oladunjoye of Cephas
Sarah Graham Ring

Sarah Graham Confluence Ring.

Sethi Couture Earrings

Sethi Couture baguette diamond earrings in 18kt rose gold.

So go if you can! Mix, mingle, and enjoy the jewels–the people AND the gems of the industry.

Designers by the Bay
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
Shreve & Co. Jewelers, 200 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Tickets: Students $35, WJA Members $35, Non-members $45; proceeds benefit WJA Northern California Chapter

All tickets are available through WJA Northern California Chapter and can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting (970) 274-2048 or via e-mail andrea@the-kollective.com. For more information about Designers by the Bay and WJA, please visit www.designersbythebay.com or www.womensjewelryassociation.com.

Jeffrey Hunt Gemstone

Jeffrey Hunt Blue Green Tourmaline from Afghanistan.

Jennifer Dawes of Dawes Design

Dawes Design Dewdrop Earrings with emeralds in 14kt yellow gold.

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