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11 Pieces Of Jewelry Made With Local Love

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    While diamonds may be a girl's best friend, we'll happily take jewelry in any form. And, why not? It's one of the easiest ways to take any ensemble (new spring wares included) to the next level. Whether it's a statement necklace to jazz up a crop top or a simple cuff to offset a graphic jumpsuit, the combinations are endless.

    But, fair warning: Not all baubles are created equal. That's why we've rounded up 11 gorgeous, handcrafted pieces made right here in Chicago, with the best material of all: love. Now, that’s what we call precious metals.

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