In some sweets-driven societies, candy-necklace aficionados plummet into poverty following sugar-dissolving rainstorms. Invest in more permanent pizzazz with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of handcrafted jewelry at The Vintage Pearl.
The Vintage Pearl, featured in Glamour magazine, crafts an array of hand-stamped adornments and keepsakes from raw sterling silver and fine freshwater pearls. Shoppers can opt to personalize a chunky message cuff with initials or a cryptic note written in pig Latin ($85), or fulfill the precious gem layer of the food pyramid with the peas in a pod necklace ($58–$78). Eclectic charm bracelets emit an ear-pleasing jingle and help forgetful mothers keep track of children’s names without embarrassing forearm ink stains ($38–$135). Keepsakes such as baby spoons ($25), drop earrings ($20), and customized key chains ($32) offer alternate outlets for inspiring flair.
Each of designer Erin Edwards's hand-stamped pieces is one of a kind, much like snowflakes and commemorative Elvis dinnerware. To share its successes, The Vintage Pearl donates a portion of earnings to various nonprofits, including Orphan Shield and The Mercy House.
The Vintage Pearl
Designer Erin Edwards started tinkering with jewelry using tips she picked up from Googling or reading books. She used her research to found The Vintage Pearl, where—along with her team of hammer-wielding artisans—she now oversees a vast collection of custom sterling silver jewelry adorned with pearls and birthstone crystals. Featured on the pages of Glamour, each piece comes hand-stamped with personalized messages, including names, dates, or locker combinations available in a wide range of fonts and designs.
8122-C S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137