Monday, November 28, 2011

Shop Local/Shop Smart: Amanda Sterett Jewelry

Oh So Cynthia is about showcasing the city of Dallas and what makes it a fabulous place to live.  Although I love the luxe life, I'm a girl with champagne tastes on a soda-pop budget, so I am all about smart shopping.  Throughout the holiday season, I will be bringing you a series of posts that will combine both of these concepts called Shop Local/Shop Smart, bringing you great gift ideas for under $200 from local designers and retailers.
Today's feature is local jewelry designer, Amanda Sterett

Here are a few of my favorite looks under $200 that any gal would be thrilled to find in her stocking:

             Nikki Earring ($145)             Emma Earring ($170)
           Frances Earring ($160)           Penny Bangle ($195)

Amanda prides herself on ‘cherry-picking’ the best stones for her work. From all parts of the world, stone is selected and two collections per year are born. Over 250 pieces make up each collection and are displayed on this site. All stone is natural and either precious or semi-precious. All wire used in the making is either 14K gold-filled or sterling silver material, including the signature necklace tags. All jewelry is handmade in a studio in Dallas, Texas, upon receipt of order. They are able to accommodate those that require 14K gold hooks for allergenic purposes, or posts for earrings.

The Livvy Necklace ($65) benefits Children's Cancer Fund with $20 from every sale! The chain is gold which is the color for childhood cancer. The hand wrapped round orange carnelian stones are the color of CCF's logo.

You can find Amanda's jewelry in local stores like Melanie Gayle, Stephanie Anne, Sussie's and The Shak at Stanley Korshak, or you can order online at