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Local Legends: The VA Jewelry Designer Behind All Our Favorite Baubles

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    In the roster of indie jewelry-designers-to-watch, Young Frankk's Christine Young is at the top of our list. The 26-year-old, Richmond-based designer has been making waves with the line she launched last year (and named after her grandfather — cue the aww's.) Young's take on sleek, hammered-metal necklaces, bracelets, and hair cuffs(!) has garnered plenty of attention and a solid seal of approval from Richmond’s own emporium of cool, Need Supply Co.

    The Parsons grad has made a science out of simple-yet-striking pieces: A plain gold ring is given a layered update, while a statement necklace comes in the shape of a cartoon-y water drip. The result? A line of jewelry we simply can't stop coveting. We got the chance to chat with Young about her process, how she transitioned from art to jewelry design, and what inspired her latest works. Plus, we've got her gorgeous spring '13 lookbook to go with it. Click through and prep yourself for a new bauble obsession.

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