We’re in love with Kimberly McDonald’s unique approach to fine jewelry, which makes use of natural gemstones and turns them into a collection of dramatic, one-of-a-kind rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and men’s cufflinks. Each bespoke piece of Rockras jewelry is made by hand in the United States. For Kimberly McDonald, the seeds of fine jewelry design were sown early in life, underscored by a deep appreciation for Earth’s natural beauty. Childhood memories of rock collecting at her home in North Carolina were the catalyst that in later years led McDonald on a quest to find natural gem-stones and transform them into exquisite, wearable pieces. Her jewelry uses only recycled gold to reduce the negative environmental impact on mining precious metals. In addition, the jewelry line collaborates with charities to donate proceeds from her Ursus Maritimus line to polar bear conservation. While the price range of her jewelry is not approachable for most – pieces start at $3,500 and go up to as much as $90,000 (ouch) – her pieces are a beautiful and interesting alternative to traditional fine jewelry. Kimberly McDonald jewelry is available at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. For more information about Kimberly McDonald visit www.kimberlymcdonald.com.
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