06 December 2014

Holiday Wishlists 2014: Burnish

This weekend, we're stepping away from big, established jewelry companies to shine a spotlight on a couple of talented independent jewelry makers. They may not have sold any pieces to royals, but their work is stunning and definitely royal-worthy. It's my birthday today, so it's a bit too late for me to ask for these jewels as birthday presents, but I'd love to get any of these pieces under my Christmas tree!

Holiday Wishlist: Burnish

Alaskan jewelry designer Rebekah Hemmer has been selling her handcrafted jewelry on her Etsy shop, Burnish, for three years. She creates pieces that she calls "simple, modern, affordable jewelry," and her collections of necklace, earrings, and charms definitely live up to that definition. Pieces from Burnish are all handmade, and most (if not all) items are made specifically to order. Here are five of my favorite pieces currently available at Burnish...

These Handmade Pendant Necklaces feature hammered discs with a cool, simple curve, available in three finishes and a number of different lengths. So effortless! (about $34)

How impossibly chic would the Tiny Gold Dot Necklace look resting in the dip of your collarbone? (Or my collarbone, for that matter!) I love the teensy, sparkly little gold charm -- perfect for everyday wear but just fancy enough to be really special. ($34)

The detail that Rebekah manages to put into a teeny-tiny pair of pendant earrings is incredible. The Silver Petal Earrings may be small, but they have major style. ($27)

Santa, please send the Smoky Quartz Gem Necklace down my chimney immediately. Don't even wait for Christmas. I need this one now! ($37)

I have a feeling a certain Duchess of Cambridge would snap up the Sterling Silver Pinecone Necklace to add to her growing collection of forest-themed jewelry, and who could blame her? It's precious! ($34)

Which jewels from Burnish would you like to give or receive this holiday season?

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for writing this post in any way, and Burnish did not sponsor it. The opinions expressed here are solely mine.