Every woman needs some statement pieces in her jewelry collection to bring a bold finish to an outfit and call attention to the ears, wrist or neck. If you're looking for unique statement jewelry pieces that will separate you from the crowd and have you looking unique, the Barbary Coast line from the John S. Brana Handmade Jewelry collection is the perfect place to start your search.
Dynamic shapes and countless layers of richly textured semi-precious gemstones define this show stopping statement jewelry collection which also features gold vermeil, 14K gold, 18Kgold, and fine and sterling silver. For those who love a statement piece (Press and Celebrity Photos), the Barbary Coast collection is perfect for those who choose to build an ensemble around their jewelry.
The Barbary Inspiration
The Barbary Coast was the name given to the western coast of Africa by the European explorers and colonists who wandered and settled in the region during the 1700s. The name was used to describe the area until the 19th century. The John S. Brana Barbary Coast Statement Jewelry collection draws inspiration from this area of the world. There, native traders presented the Europeans with beautiful handmade jewelry produced from colorful beads and gemstones that were abundant throughout the region. These pieces are captured in the unique combinations of materials and colors in the Barbary Coast collection but have been given a modern look that strays from traditional West African jewelry designs.
About the Collection
In the John S. Brana Handmade Jewelry Barbary Coast collection, you'll find bracelets, necklaces and earrings made from gemstones. In many pieces, the gemstones have been shaped or carved into beads of different shapes and sizes. You'll find pieces in an array of colors as well as in multi-color designs. The pieces in the collection are designed to be worn together for striking, bold looks or mixed and matched with pieces in your own jewelry collection to create different designs. If you want to narrow your search, check out the menu at the left. You can click a check box to view necklaces, earrings and bracelets of certain sizes or pieces of a certain color.