We’re all about hidden gems. And while it might not shine overtly from afar, we’re digging Pierce Jewelry’s Multi-way Sterling Silver Leaf and Gemstone Necklace ($85). Delicately dangling from an 18-inch chain, a hammered sterling silver leaf frames three gemstones and freshwater pearls, showing every bit of Sarah Pierce’s handiwork. The versatile necklace is purposefully mix-and-match, so you can remove the leaf or gemstones for a simpler look. Pierce starts the process at the very root level — just a sheet of metal or links of wire. She then cuts, forges and hammers the metal into the signature leaf shape. The gemstones and pearls are hand-selected at gem shows and come in a variety of colors, including birthstones, so buyers can customize the item. The end result is a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that is not only nature-inspired, but straight from nature itself. “It’s a very classic style that’ll never go out of fashion,” Pierce says. “So you’ll always have it, and it goes with everything.” etsy.com/shop/piercejewelry
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