Back in 2017, when JCK’s Brittany Siminitz interviewed A Thousand Facets, she described her as “the Daft Punk of jewelry” because of the anonymity she desires to cloak herself in (if it’s possible to truly be anonymous when you have 120,000 on followers on Instagram.) The jewelry blog and social media brand has always existed as a platform for championing talented independent jewelry artists around the globe, and that extends to keeping the founder’s ego out of it so that the focus remains entirely on the designers’ work.
That’s a noble MO when you’re part of a crowded circle of jewelry industry influencers clamoring for the spotlight. But it works for A Thousand Facets, who has remained a relevant, trusted, and beloved presence in the jewelry industry for 10 years now. Talk about cred!
And there’s no question that a 10th anniversary is a milestone worth celebrating: Enter A Decade of A Thousand Facets, a special curated exhibition hosted by Meeka Fine Jewelry, which opened on the jewelry store’s website over the weekend.
Comprising 34 pieces, specially commissioned for the anniversary collection by A Thousand Facets, the participating jewelry designers are: Rachel Atherley, Hannah Blount, Heather Guidero, Karin Jacobson, Monica Marcella, Johnny Ninos, Judi Powers, Ruta Reifen, Victoria Walker, and Shane Yamane. All have benefited from A Thousand Facets’ mentorship, abundant friendship, and invaluable exposure to retail jewelers, press, and jewelry collectors over the years.
“What’s so distinctive about A Thousand Facets is her eye for unique design and excellent craftsmanship across many disciplines within the medium of jewelry,” said Meeka Fine Jewelry owner and goldsmith Monika Krol in a statement. The gallery boutique is based in Newport, R.I., where an in-person reception is slated for Aug. 29, and Camp Hill, Pa. The collection will move to the latter location after Labor Day, where it will be shoppable through October.
“We’ve been talking about doing something together for years, and my 10th anniversary was earlier this year, so we wanted to mark it with a show,” A Thousand Facets told JCK. “It is hard with the social, environmental, and health situations this year, but we decided to continue it and really celebrate the artists who have worked so hard for this show and use some of the proceeds for a good cause.”
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Center for American Progress.
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Top: Each artist has created a unique piece specifically for the A Decade of A Thousand Facets show at Meeka Fine Jewelry. There will also be a selection of the designers’ current works to accompany each show piece so that collectors and viewers will get a sense of the artists’ unique styles. Follow @athousandfacets and @meekafinejewelry for updates on the in-store events.
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