Amanda Hagerman has the ultimate nature-inspired line: ridges and bouldery elements of the American landscape are her signature style. Hagerman debuted her aesthetic—rock-like surfaces combined with geometric shapes—two years ago, working in argentium and fine silver and 14k gold vermeil with natural stones or Swarovski crystals. She was inspired to pursue jewelry making by a high school art teacher-cum-goldsmith, and went on to earn a BS in art education and a BFA in fine metals at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. At university, she also earned the Kutztown University Rhodes Jewelry Design Scholarship for two consecutive years. Today, each piece is made in her East Coast studio by way of lost-wax casting or fabrication (with the exception of vermeil finishes that are outsourced). “I think there is great beauty in the imperfections,” she says.
Jewelry designer Amanda Hagerman
Starting retail price: $80 for silver and $115 for 14k gold vermeil
Accounts: Four in the U.S., including the Equinox Gallery in San Antonio, Texas, and the Centered Earth Gallery in Muncy, Pa.
Trade fairs: Art @ the Park in Annapolis, Md.; American Fine Craft Show in Washington, D.C.; Junior League Holiday Shops, Washington, D.C.; Downtown Holiday Market, Washington, D.C.; ACRE in Philadelphia; and American Craft Council Show in Baltimore
Retailer buy-in: Five pieces
Contact: Amanda Hagerman, Washington, D.C.; 570-244-5809; amandahagermanjewelry.com
One-of-a-Kind two-tone earrings in argentium silver and 14k gold vermeil with drusy, $425
Trailing Rocky Arrow bracelet in 14k gold vermeil, $590
Rocky Ridge Burst necklace in argentium silver and 14k gold vermeil, $700
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