While a lot of D.C.'s homegrown talent migrates north to New York, every now and then, design-savvy types put it in reverse and move their creative endeavors to our fair city. Such is the case with jewelry designer Jane Pope Cooper
, who popped up on our radar when she moved to Washington last spring, and whose delicate, subtly earthy necklaces, earrings, and bracelets won us over instantly.
Pope Cooper designs a high-end namesake line chock-full of precious metals and covetable stones, as well as a more affordable line, called Balboa, so fans can get their fine jewelry fix without shelling out a bundle. The designer incorporates vintage materials and found objects, and takes inspiration from her grandmother's jewelry collection — so you can expect plenty of charms, tasteful cuffs, and elegant drop earrings. She's got some red-carpet cred, too, with Natalie Portman and Debra Messing numbering among her clientele. Personally, we're smitten with the natural-stone pendants, the sweet-but-not-too
-sweet charm necklaces, and the simple rings that mimic natural, organic shapes. We've picked out our favorite pieces from her two collections — click through to get acquainted with the best new baubles in town!