First discovering the line at Chelsea Market’s Artists and Fleas during New York Fashion Week – I must say, I am now smitten! I had the pleasure of meeting the designers and owners of Vale Jewelry while shopping for an early birthday gift for my mom (and believe me, this is quite a feat – hence the early start.)To say I was extremely pleased with my find would be quite an understatement. You know the moments when you’re shopping for a gift for someone else, and love it so much that you want to keep it for yourself? Bingo! Walking away with a dainty 14K rose gold hamsa hand necklace, I instantly fell in love. Itinerary for my New York trip next week: Vale.
Founded by twin sisters, Ava and Eva Bai, the New York based artisans sought out to fill a niche by crafting versatile pieces with a modern and vintage appeal – and an affordable price tag. The ultra feminine line is composed of delicate and timeless pieces, adored by celebrities Jessica Alba, Alexa Chung, Mandy moore, Bijou Phillips, and more. Their favorite materials are gold, raw diamonds, and oxidized silver – with a touch of Swarovski crystals on small pendants. Some of my favorite pieces showcased at the Artists & Fleas presentation were the thin stackable rings, understated pendants, and everyday bracelets. Ava says, “Our focus is personal jewelry; jewelry that can be worn and layered everyday. We see Vale as almost akin to perfume, the jewelry morphs to the wearer.”
Their parting words to readers are, “Confidently embrace what you wear! Nothing is more attractive than a woman or man who carries themselves confidently, wearing jewelry or anything else for that matter with self-confidence.” And we couldn’t agree more!
My fellow Chicagoans – if you are as smitten with this line as I am, Vale can be found at Elements, 741 North Wells Street. (877) 642 6574