TREND REPORT: Summer Embellishments

Summer season is here and we need a reason to update our jewelry box. New designs have arrived just in time. For the simple classic to the carefree spirit we have the finishing touch for any outfit.


Zoe Chicco
L.A. designer Zoe Chicco has created a fine jewelry collection that has become a modern classic. Everyday pieces significant enough to be worn alone but delicate enough to wear layered together. Designs marries 14k gold with diamonds and semi-precious gemstones such as opal and turquoise.


Based in New York, Ann Spence, founder of SheBee, has created designs that blend luxury with a carefree spirit. Featuring vibrant colors and modern silhouettes, her designs bring the vibrancy to match the summer heat.


Workhorse is the lovechild of twin sisters Amber & Nicole Sutton. They take old and forgotten curios and re-imagine them for today using 14k gold, sterling silver, diamonds and turquoise stones. Handmade with love in their Los Angeles studio, the twins create ‘modern heirlooms’, each with its own story to tell – all intended to act as the “workhorses” in your jewelry box.


Julie Rofman
Handwoven beaded cuffs/bracelets combining the craft of bead looming with current color combinations and geometric patterning reminiscent of Bauhaus designs. A mixture of matte, translucent, opaque and shiny glass beads make up each cuff, creating a unique color-field of sparkle.


TNEMNRODA [nem-row-da] eyewear collection is infused with luxe refinement with influences from Caribbean background and drawing inspiration from East and West Indian culture. Designer Samantha Smikle creates eyewear designs bejeweled in 14k gold plated metals, semiprecious stones and other transformative materials.

Attention, jewelry lovers: Glam up with new designers at our Museum Store!

Spring is a great time to refresh your look and we’ve got some new lines in the Museum Store just in time to help!


ax + apple

Jamie Lyn of ax + apple dabbled in almost every possible visual art before falling in love with jewelry design. Having worked on a few period films in her stint as a props person, she accumulated an assortment of vintage findings, including an array of world coins, various men’s pocket watch chains, and pen knives. She began artfully combining these and other fine vintage components, with a modern eye and an appreciation for “making things like they used to.”

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Katie Bly of Blydesign started her creative career as a classical pianist before exploring jewelry making. Her geometric line of hand-hammered brass features handmade resin “opals.”

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Made UK

MADE UK’s designers are dedicated to producing handmade jewelry, crafted from sustainable materials in a fair trade environment. The MADE workshop in Kenya employs over 60 artisans, from highly skilled to novice crafters. Raw materials are sourced locally, at a fair price, strengthening the local economy and small vendors.

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MAWI London

MAWI London is a luxury costume jewelry line based in Shoreditch, London. Inspired by Indian jewels and the British punk scene, MAWI is high-glam and high-attitude. With a flagship store in London, a Montenegro boutique, and a presence in stores like Harrods and Selfridges, HMNS is proud to be only the store in Texas (and the only museum in North America) to represent the line.

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