we've gushed over the Loren Hope collections

more times than we can count, but today we

spotlight the designer and the inspiration behind the

colorful baubles and classic crystals!

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each piece is individually hand-crafted using traditional 

jewelry making techniques. the attention to detail and

 quality assurance is always on point. 

even more impressive,

 the entire collection is made in the USA

domestic production seems to be an idealistic dream for so many brands,

but somehow unachievable {or unattractive} in a market

where exporting labor is inexpensive and easy.

  Loren Hope breaks the mold, and has made this process a reality, 

while keeping retail costs low to moderate and quality high.

 

 

"Our work celebrates the rich history of 

Rhode Island’s jewelry-making industry  

we are proud to be even a small a part of its resurgence."

 

led by designer Loren Barham, the team at Loren Hope

 sources the best materials and 

take pride in delivering superior craftsmanship.

the pieces often feature Austrian rhinestones, 

Czech glass beads and cabochons, as well as semi-precious stones.

many of the gorgeous accents used

 are repurposed vintage stones.

a majority of the pieces are made with brass,

high quality gold plate, and surgical steel posts.

this is one of our favorite features of the line for a two reasons.

firstly, antiqued brass is a very nicely brushed metallic and easy to

 pair with both gold and silver tones.

bring on the mixed metals! 

secondly, the earrings have proven to

be safe and comfortable for sensitive ears.

 

 

notice the little bullet on the end of the chain? 

Hope gains style points while paying homage to her military husband!

 

 

• Loren Barham •

 

"Jewelry design has always found a way into my life. 

One of my fondest memories as a little girl is playing in my

 Grandmother's thrift shop. She would let me plunder around for

 hours and I would take apart all sorts of old jewelry and re-assemble 

the baubles into new combinations."

_________

the line creates signature a color palette for each season.

always on trend, while staying true to their

vintage inspired silhouettes.

Alex Studs for Fall 2015

 

"I am also a huge fan of vintage jewelry.

 I have always been intrigued with antiques and relics from our past – the colors, 

craftsmanship, quality and attention to detail 

in vintage jewelry are constant inspirations for me."

 

Silvia necklaces for Fall 2015

 

what makes Loren Barham tick?

read our interview with Loren Hope from June 2014



or one of her many news mentions

images and quotes found at lorenhope.com

@lorenhope designs on Instagram

 

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