Bend, Oregon – With an eye on style and a heart in tune with mother earth, Bronwen Jewelry introduces a new line of active jewelry for fall. The new collection – which includes necklaces, bracelets and earrings– is designed for active, athletic yet stylish women who live full lives and play hard outdoors, much like designer Bronwen Lodato herself.
“Active jewelry is a category I came by naturally,” said Bronwen Lodato, founder and designer of Bronwen Jewelry. “In my 20s I was leading backcountry expeditions and noticed that women love to wear jewelry even while being active. There wasn’t a whole lot of jewelry out there that was feminine yet sturdy enough for women to wear for both travel and play, so I designed my jewelry to fit this segment. Since then, my active designs have become more sophisticated and urban; I call it ‘adventure chic.’ ”
Artisan-made locally by hand and using only pure sterling silver, gold vermeil and top-quality stones and glass, Bronwen Jewelry is made for life – a life well-lived. One hundred percent sterling silver and one hundred percent gold vermeil, the pieces will shine just as brightly after the one hundredth wear as after the first.
Two new bracelets for fall feature colorful fire-polished Czech glass and are fully adjustable and water-friendly: the Active Beleza Bracelet ($50) and the Tiny Charm Bead Bracelet ($54), which features the same beloved tiny charms that adorn Bronwen necklaces. The Blonde Leather Cuff ($78) features fire-polished Czech glass on a vegetable tanned, hand-cut and sewn leather cuff with a snap closure in two sizes. The water-friendly and fully adjustable Diamonds in the Sky Necklace ($72) is appropriately named for its five shimmering silver discs that hang amidst a celestial mix of gold and silver. The delicate Tiny Charm Earrings are low-profile but high-style, available in both short French wire and post styles, in gold ($54) and silver ($48).
Active Jewelry, and Bronwen’s in particular, is a lifestyle expression and features functional, value-added features such as:
- Durability – Outdoor adventures are hard on accessories, so jewelry must be built to last. Bronwen’s craftsmanship and materials ensures that her jewelry won’t break easily if ever, withstanding rapids and rock climbing. Bronwen guarantees the quality of each piece.
- Water-friendly – Materials used should be happy to get wet and sweaty, such as 100% nylon cordelette, and top quality stones and beads.
- Adjustability – This ensures that bracelets will fit just about every wrist, while adjustable necklaces are versatile – they can be worn short or long for different looks and sports.
- Styling – Taking the best cues from outdoor sports in a sophisticated manner, without any trite references. For example, the colorful, diminutive cordelette used in Bronwen water-friendly necklaces actually relies on the same 3-ply construction as a climbing rope. Sexy as well as strong.
About Bronwen Jewelry
Bronwen Lodato has been making jewelry for as long as she can remember. Her inspiration stems from a life lived in motion. Whether she is stand-up paddling in Phuket, sailing the Tuamotos in search of pearls, or slacklining in the Cascade Mountains above her Bend, Oregon home, she is gathering images and inspiration for jewelry. With collections for women, men and children, Bronwen Jewelry is available at specialty outdoor retailers across the country and online at Athleta.com and SundanceCatalog.com. One of the first members of 1% for the Planet, the company operates with sustainability in mind and supports both Too Precious to Wear and No Dirty Gold. Sourced responsibly and artisan-crafted locally, Bronwen active jewelry is equally lovely worn on a yoga mat, a beach in the South Pacific or a bistro in Cinque Terre. www.bronwenonline.com