Store We Adore: Crown Nine in Oakland, California

515 Ninth St., Oakland, Calif. Heavy metal takes on new meaning at Crown Nine, a tiny store in downtown Oakland that celebrates metalsmithing with big, bold, and beautiful jewelry from an eclectic bunch of independent designers.   Kate Ellen loves jewelry that makes a statement, so you won’t find much dainty or hyperfeminine jewelry inside Crown Nine, her small fine jewelry store in downtown Oakland, Calif. Instead, geometric glass cases are mostly full of dense and oversize metalwork. This is the style that has always spoken to Ellen, the motif that inspired her to ditch a career in education to turn her hobby of jewelry-making into a full-time business. “I’ve always liked the kinds of pieces you can grab onto,” she says. Kate Ellen with her Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Jim Dude Esquire (his name nods

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