I've had an affinity for baubles created by independent artisans ever since working at a small jewelry store in Bayfield, Wis. There's a level of quality and care - both about the jewelry and about the client - that goes into these pieces that you'll never find in a mass-marketed product. When I was contacted by Wendy Mink Jewelry, I knew I was going to fall hard for her work. Each piece is uniquely gorgeous - and each is handmade in her Tribeca studio by Tibetan artisans.
I now have an ever-expanding wish list of her work, but one piece that I kept clicking back to was the Crystal Gold Links necklace. With layers of gold-filled links and crystals from vintage stock, is it any surprise this one was right up my alley?
Wendy Mink's inspiration seems to come from a mix of organic features, Indian influences and vintage touches - all perfectly encompassed in this necklace. It's well-made and sturdy, yet weighs less than I expected. In fact, it's so comfortable that I've been wearing it every day since it arrived last Wednesday!
What I admire most about her line is the variety of price points. Most items seem to run around $200, but there are plenty of low-investment options like this sweet Lilypad necklace for $35.
Free shipping for Style Obsession readers: As an added bonus, Wendy Mink Jewelry has generously offered to extend free shipping to each of you! Just write "Style Obsession" in the "checkout notes" section and your shipping costs will be refunded.
Members-only access: You'll notice a "Members" section on the site. This is typically reserved for long-term customers of Wendy Mink, but you can shop the exclusive section with the following information: username: wendyminkexclusive; password: minkmember.
Love the Crystal Gold Links necklace? Come back Tuesday for details on how to win one of your own!
Outfit Notes: Max Studio Maxi Dress; Banana Republic Bracelet; Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ovale Ring; Wendy Mink Jewelry Crystal Gold Links Necklace; Nine West Sandals
FTC-Required Disclaimer: Wendy Mink Jewelry provided product free of charge for editorial review. All opinions stated within are my own and are not influenced in any way.