Since the dawn of time, man has adorned his personage with stones and gems sourced from late-night television shopping programs. Bring home camera-ready ornamentation with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of jewelry from Desert Rose Trading. Your Groupon can be used online purchases. Desert Rose Trading's physical store has closed as of August 18.
Desert Rose Trading designs contemporary Southwestern-inspired jewelry showcased in boutiques and department stores across the country, as well as on HSN's Mine Finds by Jay King. Desert Rose designers take stones from around the world, and silversmith them into rings, bracelets, and more. Most of their current designs use green silver, which is silver recycled from various sources such as windows, medical devices, and medical window devices. Dangly earrings bejeweled with petrified wood ($36.90) dress up cabinetmaker coveralls. Stack silver cuffs with turquoise ($66.60) and bird's eye bauxite ($65.25) to hide wrists in the witness-protection program. A five-strand necklace of amethyst ($72) broadcasts astrological signs and a 14-kt gold-and-turquoise bear pin ($137) subtlety alludes to big-game hunting obsessions.