St. Louis Jewelry Designer Joya Now Carried at National Department Stores

It’s an exciting development for St. Louis jewelry designer Joya, whose stylings you can now find lining the jewelry displays of luxury retail giant Nordstrom. Co-founded by Betsy Blancett-Nacrelli, each piece is handmade in the tradition of ancient techniques that have been used for centuries. The Fall 2018 collection is a no-holds-barred exploration of beauty and adventure, made apparent with a 47-second short film featuring a Thelma and Louise-esque road-trip adventure theme.

The brand’s earrings are undoubtedly a standout of the collection, which capitalize on the current tassle trend with pieces made from a rich variety of materials and sumptuous colors, like deep maroon, navy and olive green. Blancett-Nacrelli sources materials from all over the world, traveling to destinations like Europe, India and Indonesia to work with material vendors.

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You’ll find the fruits of her labor at Nordstrom’s selection, where shoppers can pick up a pair of the Roman drop earrings held together with hammered brass, a statement fringe necklace, dainty rings, elegant wrap necklaces, bracelets and more, showcasing the natural beauty of metals and stones.

Pro tip: the brand is also carried at one of our favorite shopping spots, Civil Alchemy, in Webster Groves.

All images courtesy of Collections by Joya.

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