Justin Aaron Brown’s high school passion for jewelry-making (chain mail, in particular) paved the way for the emerging design career he has today. The force behind Justin Brown Jewelry debuted his line to the trade in December 2015 with a signature style highlighting a play of space between positive and negative—a look that is evident in his partial halo design. A jewelry design and metals arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth helped prepare him for year of bench work for others, followed by sales of couture-level jewelry. And now on his own, Brown hand fabricates recycled and ethically mined silver and 14k gold styles featuring moonstone, amazonite, ruby, black spinel, tourmaline, and morganite. Bonus: “All diamonds in my work are recycled,” he says.
Starting retail price: $120 in silver and $1,250 in 14k gold
Accounts: Alchemy 9.2.5 in Belmont, Mass., and abroad
Trade fairs: None
Retailer buy-in: None
Contact: Justin Aaron Brown, Boston; 860-670-3554; justinbrownjewelry.com
Bangle in oxidized sterling silver with a 0.09 ct. ruby, $275
Earrings in 14k gold with 4.19 cts. t.w. rainbow moonstones and 0.33 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,850
Ring in 14k gold with a 9.85 ct. star sapphire and 0.21 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,025
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