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Carnelian Gemstone Necklace and Sunstone Bronze Ring Featured on Polyvore

Carnelian Necklace and Sunstone Bronze Ring Featured on Polyvore

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Handmade Jewelry by John S Brana


Michael kors shirt


Darling wide leg pants
$61 - debenhams.com


Kitsch couture
$70 - bankfashion.co.uk


Carnelian necklace


$145 - harrods.com



If you love the look of Carnelian, we have a look for you!  This gorgeous Polyvore set features my stunning Carnelian Necklace topped off with a matching Sunstone Ring set in Bronze.  Simple elegance pours from this sizzling mix of warm jewel tones.

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Handmade Fine Jewelry

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Brass Lily Pad Earrings - Handmade Jewelry

Brass Lily Pad Earrings

Elegant Handmade Jewelry

Handmade fine jewelry is an excellent gift choice for both men and women for practically any occasion. Rather than purchasing a piece of jewelry that has been mass produced by machine, a piece of jewelry made by hand offers an extra element of elegance and a personal touch.

Handmade Jewelry – Higher Quality Than Production Jewelry

Handmade fine jewelry is available from many artisans specializing in the craft. Jewelers who make each of their pieces by hand still use the same high quality materials as large manufacturers and in many instances they have a greater control over the quality of gemstones and other elements used, as they can inspect each element individually.

Serpentine Sterling Silver Chainmail Necklace - Handmade Jewelry

Serpentine Sterling Silver Chainmail Necklace

While purchasing handmade jewelry may cost more than purchasing one of the mass produced pieces, many people appreciate that there is value in knowing that each piece is unique and made with care. When a person is making something by hand, he tends to put more of himself into the piece, thereby producing a quality and personality not found in mass production pieces.

Handmade Jewelry Makes a Statement

Handmade jewelry often makes a stronger style statement than mass produced designs, so a little more care should go into deciding how to accessorize an outfit. Continuing to purchase pieces will fill a jewelry box full of options so no matter what someone wears, there will be hand crafted jewelry to go along with it. The right piece of handmade jewelry can take a drab outfit and add just the right amount of pizzaz to turn it into something fabulous.

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Beaded Gemstone Jewelry: Make a Statement

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18K Hammered Gold Cuff with 22K Gold Fleur Di Lis Earrings with Carnelian by John S. Brana Handmade Jewelry

18K Hammered Gold Cuff with 22K Gold Fleur Di Lis Earrings with Carnelian

When it comes to elegance, nothing really beats a statement piece of jewelry. Multi-strand gemstone necklaces add not only color, but dimension to any ensemble and express your mood, your style, and your personality.  Virtually endless in styles and character, beaded gemstone jewelry offers some of the most unique designs and styles of jewelry available.  Beaded gemstone jewelry is traditionally made using semi-precious, rather than precious, stones.

Everyone knows a precious stone when they see one. The diamond, a “girl’s best friend”, a ruby, a sapphire, and an emerald. These stones are loosely recognized as a step above semi-precious stones. Semi-precious stones include those which are commonly found in more economically priced jewelry, such as turquoise, amethyst, and garnet. Although these stones are often less expensive, that doesn’t mean that they are in any way inferior in quality to traditional precious stones. In fact, many quality jewelers will combine precious and semi-precious stones in one piece.


The gemstones found in beaded jewelry can be found in many different forms. Although most pieces will be small in size, they may or may not be polished or uniform in size. With semi-precious stones, the rarity of their color, clarity, or other qualities may add to their value – and jewelers often do not want to polish out those characteristics. This type of jewelry can be a unique addition to any wardrobe, both for a man and a woman. Many women choose necklaces and bracelets made from beaded turquoise or rose quartz, and beaded earrings made from amethyst or garnets are also popular. For men, darker and more masculine stones such as lapis, amethyst, or pyrite are often found. This type of jewelry is not limited to formal functions – beaded gemstone jewelry can be appropriate for just about any occasion.


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7×7 San Francisco Magazine – March 2007 Edition

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7x7 San Francisco Magazine Features John S. Brana - Distinctive Jewelry

7x7 San Francisco Magazine Features John S. Brana - Distinctive Jewelry

7×7 San Francisco Magazine 7x7sf.com is currently featuring my Pearl of the Sea Ring in the March 2007 Edition.

Catwalk to the Moon – From Head to Toe, Spring’s Hottest Styles Have a Flashy Coat of Gold or Silver by Chloe Harris highlights the hottest new Spring 2007 styles and trends….big oversized rings! The “Pearl of the Sea Ring”, along with many other sea creatures can be found in my Sea Cliff Collection

The article begins on page 126 and highlights accessories and fine metallic fabrics that combine contemporary elegance and futuristic flair from designers Viktor & Rolf, Jean Paul Gaultier, Chado Ralph Rucci, Stella McCartney, and Pollini.

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The Monterey Collection

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Monterey Women's Jewelry Collection

The Monterey Collection stirs up the magic of the sea. Various-shaped hammered rings made of fine silver, 14K gold, or 14K gold filled create the pieces’ organic elegance. Italian mesh metal ribbon adds an earthy softness. Semi-precious gemstones and Swarovski Crystals give the pieces their final rich vibrancy. Matching sets of bracelets, earrings, and necklaces are available in over 25 different color combinations.

Stay tuned for the launch of John S. Brana due out in mid-August.

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The Pacific Heights Collection

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Pacific Heights Women's Jewelry Collection

The Pacific Heights Collection is characterized by idyllic elegance. Ornate, bold pieces create a legacy of luxury – certain to be perennial favorites. Flowing, cascading swirls of 14K gold, 14K gold filled, and sterling silver wire create a chic, uptown tempo. Gemstones of citrine, gold quartz, smoky quartz, amethyst, blue topaz, and garnets add the final luxurious, breathtaking touch. Matching sets are available in earrings, pins, pendants, and rings.Stay tuned for the launch of John S. Brana due out in mid-August.

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