10 Rising Jewelry Stars To Put On Your Radar — Right Now!

[UPDATE: This story was originally published on May 18.]
Sure, the naysayers can groan all they want about the fashion in our fair city. But they’ve obviously never scoped out the bevy of guys and gals putting S.F.’s style scene on the map. While we might lack the quantity of talented designers that, say, NYC boasts, we think the local creatives we do have challenge the best of 'em when it comes to runway-worthy quality goods.
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This rings especially true for bauble makers residing in the Bay. To prove it, we're introducing you to 10 of the brightest local rock stars, right here! Whether dainty trinkets are your thing or you prefer statement-making adornments, we promise these local innovators have something for all tastes (and bank accounts). And by the end of this slideshow you’ll have a face to match with every must-know name in the S.F. jewelry-design game. Ready to bone up? Your cheat sheet awaits...
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Name: Jessica Winzelberg
Established: 2009
Signature Style: Colorful, cool, modern, and bohemian
Perfect For: The fashion-forward boho babe
Price Range: $100 to $3,000

Clockwise from left: Quillpen Earrings, $2,295, available at Jessica Winzelberg; Fishhook Cuff Bracelet, $215, available at Jessica Winzelberg; Ball Drop Earrings, $95, available at Jessica Winzelberg.

Photographed by Molly DeCoudreaux
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Name: Sarah Swell
Established: 2008
Signature Style: Nature-inspired with a fashion flair
Perfect For: The edgy, earthy girl
Price Range: $60 to $2,000

Clockwise from left: Ridgeback Rings, $105, available at Sarah Swell Jewelry; Mini Crystal Bullet Necklace, $115, available at Sarah Swell Jewelry; Crystalline Slice Ring, $275, available at Sarah Swell Jewelry.

Photographed by Molly DeCoudreaux
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Name: Marisa Haskell
Established: 2011
Signature Style: Bohemian-luxe with a rock 'n roll vibe
Perfect For: The experimental glam girl
Price Range: $44 to $260

Clockwise from left: The Brooklyn Necklace, $88, available at Marisa Haskell; Zion Necklace, $120, available at Marisa Haskell.

Photo: Courtesy of Marisa Haskell
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Name: Lauren Wolf
Established: 2003
Signature Style: Textured, stingray styles
Perfect For: The independent girl with a classic yet edgy demeanor
Price Range: $40 to $3,500

Clockwise from left: 14k Yellow Gold Triangle Turquoise Stud Earrings, $550, available at Lauren Wolf and Gallery of Jewels, 427 Post Street (at Powell Street); 415-617-0007; 14K Green Gold Turtle Claw, $990, available at Lauren Wolf and Gallery of Jewels, 427 Post Street (at Powell Street); 415-617-0007; Silver Stingray Baby Goddess, $450, available at Lauren Wolf; Single Stud Pyrite Earrings, $45 per earring, available at Lauren Wolf and Gallery of Jewels, 427 Post Street (at Powell Street); 415-617-0007.

Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Wolf
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Name: Salty Fox
Established: 2011
Signature Style: Bold, geometric, earthy, and swanky
Perfect For: The playful and sophisticated sister
Price Range: $40 to $160

Clockwise from left: Verona Necklace, $68, available at Salty Fox; Lyla Necklace, $88, available at Salty Fox.

Photo: Courtesy of Salty Fox
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Name: Kirsten Muenster Jewelry
Established: 2005
Signature Style: One-of-a-kind, modern heirlooms
Perfect For: The timeless, non-trendy woman
Price Range: $90 to $3,000

Clockwise from left: Pendant Series Necklace, $220, available Kirsten Muenster and Gallery of Jewels, 2115 Fillmore Street (between California and Sacramento Streets); 415-771-5099; Pendant Series Necklace, $220, available Kirsten Muenster and Gallery of Jewels, 2115 Fillmore Street (between California and Sacramento Streets); 415-771-5099; Chain Series Large Half Persian Chain, $300, available at Kirsten Muenster and Gallery of Jewels, 2115 Fillmore Street (between California and Sacramento Streets); 415-771-5099; Fossil Series Rings, $500, available at Kirsten Muenster and Gallery of Jewels, 2115 Fillmore Street (between California and Sacramento Streets); 415-771-5099; Color Series Rings, $500 available at Kirsten Muenster and Gallery of Jewels, 2115 Fillmore Street (between California and Sacramento Streets); 415-771-5099.

Photo: Courtesy of Kirsten Muenster
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Name: Melissa Joy Manning
Established: 1997
Signature Style: Individual and responsible boho-chic
Perfect For: The girl or guy who thinks outside the box
Price Range: $25 to $10,000

Clockwise from left: Triple Diamond Ring With White Diamonds, $2,500, available at Melissa Joy Manning; 18k Gold Black And Clear Rosecut Diamond Ring, $4,740.

Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Joy Manning
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Name: Corey Egan Metalsmithing
Established: 2010
Signature Style: Faceted-metal, gem, and glass-surfaced items
Perfect For: The stands-out-from-the-crowd kind of gal
Price Range: $40 to $3,000

Clockwise from left: Fragment Stud, available at Gallery of Jewels, 2115 Fillmore Street (between California and Sacramento streets); 415-771-5099; Fragment Stackers, available at Gallery of Jewels, 2115 Fillmore Street (between California and Sacramento streets); 415-771-5099; Rose Cut Sapphire Ring, available at Gallery of Jewels, 2115 Fillmore Street (between California and Sacramento streets); 415-771-5099.

Photo: Courtesy of Corey Egan
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Name: Lauren & Gracia Jewelry
Established: 2008
Signature Style: Rustic and elegant
Perfect For: The modern maven
Price Range: $70 to $1,600

Clockwise from left: Dancing Bones Bracelet, available at Gallery of Jewels, 427 Post Street (at Powell Street); 415-617-0007; Weathered Branches Cuff, available at Gallery of Jewels, 427 Post Street (at Powell Street); 415-617-0007.

Photo: Courtesy of Lauren & Gracia
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Name: Jennifer Dawes Design
Established: 2000
Signature Style: Hand-hewn jewelry with rose-cut stones
Perfect For: The casual but statement-making girl
Price Range: $400 to $4,000

Clockwise from left: Dew Drop Stackable Rings, $975 each, available at Dawes Design and Gallery of Jewels, 4089 24th Street (between Noe and Castro streets); 415-285-0626; Dew Drop Band Three Stone Solitaire, $3,000, available Dawes Design and Gallery of Jewels, 4089 24th Street (between Noe and Castro streets); 415-285-0626; Dew Drop Band Solitaire Diamond, $8,850, available at Dawes Design, Dew Drop Band Small, $825, available at Dawes Design ; Dew Drop Band Small Diamond, $2,550, available at Dawes Design and Gallery of Jewels, 4089 24th Street (between Noe and Castro streets); 415-285-0626.

Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Dawes
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