Melissa Joy Manning Now Available at Anthropologie Shoes & Accessories
I swear, Anthropologie Shoes & Accessories in Green Hills Mall could be the death of me. I attended the store opening at the end of March (read that blog post here) and have been drooling for their unique merchandise ever since. And now, they've added another great designer to their team- Melissa Joy Manning. Melissa Joy Manning is a fantastic jewelry designer that creates exclusive and delicate rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. And seriously, I need this stuff. MJM's price points can vary- anything from $75 to about $4,000, but the collection for Anthropologie will land at $298 retail. Here's the scoop:
Anthropologie and jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning are thrilled to announce an exclusive capsule collection of one-of-a-kind earrings. The distinguished jewelry designer - known for her modern and fashion-forward twist on organic style and whose design principles are founded in sustainable and environmentally responsible practices - has designed 110 beautifully hand-crafted, completely unique pairs of earrings.
“This is an amazing project because Anthropologie basically said, ‘we trust you.’ As an artist, that's the ultimate gift and you really can't ask for more. To be given free reign within your aesthetic and color palette is liberating and rewarding,” says Melissa.
Drawing from organic materials, each earring is a study of contrast, hue, and combinations of color and texture. A true play on the elements, the collection embraces nature in form and shade. Some designs mirror landscape, others water and earth.
Melissa has developed each earring in a manner that emphasizes the elegance and intricacies of the stones she uses. The collection incorporates a range of captivating, rough stones including: Fossil Coral, Perovian Opal, Mexican Agate, Ammonite Slice, Larimar, Hemimorphite druzy, Ruby Ziosite, White Druzy agate, Stalagtite slice, Chrysoprase, Occo agate, Jasper, and Turquoise.
The earrings retail for $298 and are now available at select Anthropologie stores across the country.
Anthropologie and Melissa Joy Manning share similar philosophies and style sensibilities, making this union a natural fit. Both endeavor to provide their client with the opportunity to discover unique, special product that is distinctive in style. Although Melissa’s designs have been available at Anthropologie stores in the past, this special partnership marks the first capsule she has designed specifically for Anthropologie.
Below are images of some of these hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind styles:
Three drop one of a kind earring with rough Occo agate, Stalactite slice, and Ocean jasper stones.
Three drop one of a kind earring with rough Druzy agate, Luna agate, and Stalactite slice stones.
Three drop one of a kind earring with rough Occo agate, Free form Jasper, and Stalactite slice stones.
Three drop one of a kind earring with rough Agate, Ammonite, and Stalactite slice stones.
Three drop one of a kind earring with rough Occo agate, Stalactite slice, and Turquoise stones.