When seeking great finds, I try to look past the trends and find things that will be adored for years and years. Such is the case with Vashti's Jewels by local artist Carole Manley. She handcrafts each piece from semi-precious stones, including stones that she finds from her international travels.
"I seek the unusual and rare finds. I have been designing all of my life. My mother was a diamond buyer for DeBeers Diamonds, and her spirit has been my true inspiration." Carole says, also giving credit to the encouragement of Lisa Doss, owner of Muse Inspired Fashion, one of the select places that carries Vashti's Jewels.
Shown here are two necklaces found at Muse that, for me, would surely become heirloom pieces.