Gemstone Jewelry You Can Find at the Baltimore Museum of Art

A mini-collection of our handcrafted jewelry just landed at the BMA, including some exclusive pieces you can’t find anywhere else.

J'Adorn Designs handcrafted gemstone jewelry: A mini-collection now available at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Artisan jewelry made with freshwater pearls and gemstones including rose quartz, aquamarine, amazonite, tourmaline, druzy quartz, and watermelon tourmaline.

(If you can tear your eyes away from all the pretties in that photo to read this, WELL DONE!)

A selection of our pieces have been available in the gift shop at the Baltimore Museum of Art for a little over a year now.  You may remember reading about that in this post.  However, with the holidays around the corner and a couple new collections under our belt, the BMA wanted to update their offerings.

J'Adorn Designs handcrafted gemstone jewelry: A mini-collection now available at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Artisan jewelry made with freshwater pearls and gemstones including rose quartz, aquamarine, amazonite, tourmaline, druzy quartz, and watermelon tourmaline.

Over the past year, we’ve fallen in love with colorful gemstones.

Druzies remain a consistent favorite (though, we’re finding new ways to work with them… more on that later).  But recently, we’re finding ourselves drawn to color, texture and shape.  At the BMA, and in our newest collections, you’ll find lots of high quality gemstones…

  • Watermelon tourmaline
  • Aquamarine
  • Rose quartz
  • Druzy
  • Amazonite
  • Rough tourmaline

J'Adorn Designs handcrafted gemstone jewelry set: watermelon tourmaline and rose quartz vine earrings and rose gold vine bracelet. As seen at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The Baltimore Museum of Art fell in love with our Watermelon Tourmaline Branch Earrings and had to have them.

But, they also wanted a bracelet to coordinate.

J'Adorn Designs handcrafted gemstone jewelry set: watermelon tourmaline and rose quartz vine earrings and rose gold vine bracelet. As seen at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The Watermelon Tourmaline Bracelet (above) is ONLY available at the BMA.  It’s one of the custom pieces they commissioned from us for their J’Adorn Collection.

So, if you’re local you can snag it there!

J'Adorn Designs handcrafted gemstone jewelry set: watermelon tourmaline and rose quartz vine earrings and rose gold vine bracelet. As seen at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

As always, our hand wrapped wire jewelry features one continuous piece of lightweight, precious metal wire. This means the piece is delicate, flexible and that you’ll never lose a gemstone or get scratched due to a rogue wire end.

J'Adorn Designs handcrafted gemstone jewelry set: watermelon tourmaline and rose quartz vine earrings and rose gold vine bracelet. As seen at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The BMA also requested a custom Sterling Silver and Amazonite set.  They customized this look based on our Crystal Spike Necklace with Pearl Accent and our White Druzy Earrings & Rose Quartz Drops.

These BMA exclusive pieces feature our signature classic style with a twist for more color.  We’re loving the Amazonite Spike and Gray Pearl Accent necklace.  And of course the Amazonite + Druzy Drop Earrings are to die for!  

But if you want either of them, you’ll need to pay a visit to the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Sterling silver gemstone jewelry set by J'Adorn Designs featuring necklace and earrings. Necklace is an amazonite spike on a silver chain with grey freshwater pearl accent. Earrings are white druzy quartz with aqua amazonite drop stones with lever back earrings for comfort.

Detail shot of custom earrings made for the Baltimore Museum of Art by J'Adorn Designs. Earrings are white druzy quartz with aqua amazonite drop stones with lever back earrings for comfort.

We know you’re probably still swooning over these photos.

It’s okay.  We are too.

But we’ve got an exciting little teaser for you…

White druzy drop earrings with sterling silver lever-back earrings for comfort. J'Adorn Designs handcrafted gemstone jewelry, as seen at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

We’ve got a colorful new collection coming your way SOON!

Aqua blue druzy drop earrings with sterling silver lever-back earrings for comfort. J'Adorn Designs handcrafted gemstone jewelry, as seen at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Just in time for your holiday shopping (or, more accurately, your holiday wish list)!  Keep your eyes on our Instagram account for more teasers.  And maybe even a sneak peek or two!

J'Adorn Designs handcrafted gemstone jewelry: A mini-collection now available at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Artisan jewelry made with freshwater pearls and gemstones including rose quartz, aquamarine, amazonite, tourmaline, druzy quartz, and watermelon tourmaline.

Items you can find in the Jewelry Shop:

Photos by Britney Clause Photography

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How to Wear Our Rose Gold Bridal Vine

A Very Versatile Vine

Why choose when you don’t have to?  We are obsessed with OPTIONS.
And our Rose Gold Bridal Vine gives you plenty of options!

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

Today we’re sharing two gorgeous ways to style it in your locks. 

(Plus, a third bonus look if you read through to the end!)

We made this delicate show-stopper with freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and genuine rose gold plated wire. It’s sure to become a treasured heirloom and special occasion go-to. 

High quality materials make our hair pieces stand out in a sea of rhinestones and nickel!

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

Style #1: Cascade on a Braid

We designed this vine with loops on each end.  When wearing the vine in your hair, use the loops to anchor bobby pins through and fasten it securely in your updo.  Place a few more pins along the length of the braid, and you’ll be set to dance the night away!

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

We love how the crystals and pearls add a touch of sparkle and (even more) interest to the side braid in this style.  It’s perfect for elevating a more relaxed dress style, like the one pictured here!

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

 

Style #2: The Halo (or, Party in the Back)

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

Did we mention we love options?  Because, we really really love options.

Styled as a halo, the vine can be worn with a veil or as a stand-alone piece.  Photographers especially love the versatility of this piece.  Give yourself the gift of variety!

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

If we haven’t given you enough reasons to get all tangled up in this vine, here’s one of the BEST ones:

Even though it’s ultra delicate and flexible, it’s made with one continuous piece of rose gold plated wire.  

That means it won’t come unwrapped.  You’ll never get poked or scratched by a rogue wire end.  And, you’ll never lose a crystal or a pearl!

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

How would YOU wear this piece?  

We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments.  Maybe you’ll think of something we haven’t yet!  Or, take it to your hairdresser and let them play!  You’ll have a look that’s uniquely yours.

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

Bonus look: The Choker

To wear the vine as a choker, loop the included ribbons through the ends and tie the ribbons together.  That way, you’ll always have a comfortable fit! 

Handcrafted rose gold vine of freshwater pearls, swarovski crystals, and delicate rose gold wire. Wear it as a choker necklace or a hair vine! Hand crafted in Baltimore by J'Adorn Designs artist Alison Jefferies


Photo credits:

“Cascade on a Braid”

  • Photographer: Jasmine Kerbel
  • Flowers: Rogue Petal Co.
  • Hair: @lucja.bridalstylist

“The Halo”

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Sparkly Gold Bridal Earrings for a Classic Annapolis Wedding

Timeless Double Teardrop Earrings

We love our styled collaborations with other wedding professionals, but we REALLY love when our colleagues turn into clients.  Read on for all the fun details on this classic Annapolis wedding!

Classic wedding details featuring gold jewelry and artisan stationery in navy blue and white. Preppy nautical Annapolis wedding at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club featuring jewelry by J'Adorn Designs Maryland jewelry designer

Our Double Teardrop Bridal Earrings are stunners.  And they are especially classic in gold.  

A while ago, we met wedding photographer Mattie Riley at a photo collaboration that featured shelter pups paired with bridal models.  Umm, could there even BE anything better?!  The collaboration was featured by Washingtonian and Mattie fell in love with our bridal jewelry while she was shooting.

Smiling blonde bride in sparkly gold bridal teardrop earrings by J'Adorn Designs bridal jeweler for a classic Annapolis wedding at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Mattie had to have a pair of our Double Teardrop Earrings for her upcoming Big Day.  And, here at J’Adorn, we take it as a HUGE compliment when a wedding photographer wears our pieces in their own wedding.

They see SO MANY brides in SO MANY styles of gowns and jewelry and headpieces.  They get a chance to curate the very best for their own weddings.  Plus, they know what works from a photography standpoint.

Are we gushing too much?  We’re gushing.  We’re just so flattered, can you tell?

Classic sparkly gold bridal drop earrings on a navy blue background for an Annapolis wedding at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, featuring jewelry by J'Adorn Designs bridal jeweler

We love the way Mattie is just glowing in all of these shots.  It must have been a surreal experience for her to be in front of the camera instead of behind it.  But, we’re so honored we got to play a small role in her beautiful day at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.

Smiling bridal party in robes, Preppy blue and white wedding details, blonde bride getting ready with sparkly gold bridal teardrop earrings by J'Adorn Designs bridal jeweler for a classic Annapolis wedding at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

We know you’re dying over the earrings, of course.  But, aren’t you also swooning over those Badgley Mischka shoes, too??

This little pops of sparkle from her jewelry, headpiece and shoes are the perfect balance to the simple-but-stunning gown she chose.  As any good photographer will tell you, it’s all in the details!

And we’re loving the way Jen Harvey (Mattie’s wedding photographer) used natural light for these shots.  They are gorgeous.

Smiling blonde bride putting on sparkly gold bridal teardrop earrings by J'Adorn Designs bridal jeweler for a classic Annapolis wedding at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Mattie and her husband celebrated their first anniversary at the end of August!  Happy First Year, lovebirds.

 

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Opposites Attract in Baltimore Bridal Fashion Feature

A Collaboration of Opposites

Recently, we teamed up with an all-star team of Baltimore wedding designers and vendors. This styled photo session proves that opposites really do attract!
(And we’re especially proud to share that Tacari Weddings recently published it!)

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

As you’re scrolling through these images, if you can peel your eyes away from our Crown of Ice hair comb, pay attention to the fun and intriguing play on opposites.

Opposites attract in urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

Opposites like…

Hard and Soft

Bright and Dark

Urban and Botanical

Heavy and Light

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

We love the way our Crown of Ice crystal spike hair comb glows in the natural light.  We think it’s the perfect hard and edgy compliment to the bride’s soft, natural curls.

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

We’re also loving this non-traditional gown by Baltimore designer, The Lotus Bloom Co.

It’s giving us all the badass, do-your-own-thing and own-it vibes.  And, we are here for it!

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

Nature plays a big, inspiring role here at J’Adorn.

So, we’re obsessed with these botanicals.

We’re loving the greens; and the geometric displays are everything.  The play on opposites here makes for an intriguing, appealing and – dare we say – SHOW STOPPING photograph!

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

Clean lines, lush details, a killer backdrop and who-needs-a-filter-anyway natural lighting.
 What more could you want?!

Oh, a stunning hairpiece to top it all off?

Well, you KNOW we’ve got that!


The Team of Baltimore Wedding Vendors includes:
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Customized Coral Earrings for Sensitive Ears

The Beautiful Benefits of Custom

Here at J’Adorn, we have always prided ourselves on bringing our clients pieces they are going to love and treasure for a LONG time.  Custom jewelry is just one of the ways we’re doing that.

Designer Ali and her sketchbook with a custom client at the Bethany show

Designer Ali loves the creative process, and she knows that sometimes, certain clients have specific wants or needs.  And that kind of custom work is where the fun of collaboration and problem solving come into play.

Coral branch earrings with gold posts for stretched earlobes or sensitive ears; handcrafted beachy jewelry by J'Adorn Designs in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

At every pop-up show or market we attend, Ali always has her sketchbook in tow for on-the-spot custom jewelry consultations.  

Recently, at the Rehoboth Art League’s Outdoor Fine Art & Craft Show, Ali sketched out THREE different custom orders.  And we’re featuring the first one here on the blog today!

Its inspiration was our Coral Branch Earrings from the New Bloom Collection.

Long coral branch earrings with gold wires by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted earrings, jewelry made in Baltimore Maryland

During the show, a customer fell in love with our original Coral Branch Earrings and just had to have this look in her jewelry collection.  

BUT, due to stretched earlobes and sensitive ears, these showstoppers just weren’t comfortable for her to wear.

Coral branch earrings with gold posts for stretched earlobes or sensitive ears; handcrafted beachy jewelry by J'Adorn Designs in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

Our Solution: Shorten the already-lightweight earrings and use posts instead of lever-back earrings

Coral branch earrings with gold posts for stretched earlobes or sensitive ears; handcrafted beachy jewelry by J'Adorn Designs in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

Coral branch earrings with gold posts for stretched earlobes or sensitive ears; handcrafted beachy jewelry by J'Adorn Designs in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

We kept the branch design, intricate wire work and coral gemstones from the original design.  So, the overall aesthetic is the same.  But this modified pair will keep their new owner happily ear-ache free whenever she wears them!

And, as we start to transition into autumn, we’re hoping our new custom client loves wearing her “Pumpkin Spice Earrings” with scarves and sweaters, too!

Coral branch earrings with gold posts for stretched earlobes or sensitive ears; handcrafted beachy jewelry by J'Adorn Designs in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

Coral branch earrings with gold posts for stretched earlobes or sensitive ears; handcrafted beachy jewelry by J'Adorn Designs in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

 

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