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Patricia Locke: Handmade in America

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Patricia Locke: Handmade in America

Diva Divine Boutique Color Patricia Locke Bracelet

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Learn about Diva Divine Boutique’s newest jewelry line addition…

“Patricia Locke jewelry speaks a distinctive visual language that encourages self-expression and hints at a subliminal universe of rites, passages and mysteries. Inspired from a wealth of cultural and historic influences – including architecture, archeology, astronomy, and global travel – her provocative collections reflect an aura of romance, self-possession and multi-faceted femininity. Patricia Locke collections always blend the depth of fine art with a modern sense of fashion. Her work is immediately recognizable for its distinctive asymmetry, tantalizing multi-metal combinations and elegant use of positive-negative space. Each piece presents an exquisite paradox, at once handsome and beautiful, organic and geometric, and contemporary with heirloom overtones.

Diva Divine Boutique Patricia Locke Bracelet

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Self-taught, Patricia Locke had never worked with her hands or taken an art class prior to undertaking what would become her life’s work in jewelry design. She designed her first pieces, fine jewelry in sterling silver and gold in 1971, working largely by private commission for several years. By 1979, the desire to reach a wider audience prompted her first designer costume jewelry collection, which she personally – and quickly – sold one-on-one to prominent galleries and retailers. In 1997, Deborah Rethemeyer joined Patricia as a partner in the business. Deborah’s experience in retail, operations, marketing and design allowed her to streamline production and introduce the line to even more retailers across the country. Patricia and Deborah work together to design five collections annually. Patricia Locke jewelry is handcrafted by a team of artisans outside of Chicago, Illinois.” learn more at http://www.patricialocke.com

Come see the stunning Patricia Locke pieces available at Diva Divine Boutique.

Alex and Ani

Alex and Ani

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Alex and Ani – Jewelry With A Purpose

You may have noticed their Main Street Commercial during the Super Bowl or the Bank of America commercial which features the wonderful story behind Alex and Ani. Alex and Ani has been one of our best selling jewelry lines this past year. Their fun and addicting bangles come in many different themes, colors, materials and all have a great meaning behind them. I wanted to gain a better understanding of the inspiration behind this arm candy.

Here is some background information on the company as well as some interesting facts so the next time you adorn these beauties you can have even more pride in wearing them:

• Carolyn Rafaelian is the creator of Alex and Ani and comes from a family of jewelers. The brand was launched in 2004 and the company was named from a combination of the names of her two daughters.

• All Alex and Ani pieces are infused with positive energy. The power of positive energy is the companies core belief. They do this by manufacturing in American factories, researching the meaning behind their symbols and allowing the wearer to express themselves.

• Every single piece of Alex and Ani jewelry is as they put, it “Made In America With Love.” Not only are they manufactured in America the materials are sustainable and derived from eco-friendly processes.

• Charity By Design is a way in which Alex and Ani gives back to both local, national and global charities. They do this by creating a customized and symbolic charm that thoughtfully represents the charity and a portion of the proceeds are donated directly to the non-profit organization in which it represents.

Want to add to your bangle collection or start a one? Shop our ever growing Alex and Ani section at Diva Divine Boutique today! When it comes to Alex and Ani in Scottsdale, we have the best selection!

Charity By Design, Alex and Ani