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David Aubrey Jewelry

David Aubrey Jewelry

Jewelry Made with the Utmost Originality and Elegance

David Aubrey Jewelry, based in SoHo of New York City, was launched in 1995 by President and Chief Designer, Jennifer Arago, and COO, David Shechter.  Their vision was focused on creating quality jewelry with “originality, quality, and elegance.”  Jennifer describes David Aubrey Jewelry as “colorful, wearable, affordable, whimsical, and fun” as they incorporate plated and oxidized brass, white metal, vintage glass beads, semi-precious stones, mother or pearl, and carved bone.  One of her favorite materials to use are hand cut Indian semi-precious stones for their uniqueness since all facets are cut by hand.  David Aubrey Jewelry offers something for everyone, from large and colorful pieces to delicate and meticulously assembled monochromatic trinkets. 

David Aubrey JewelryOne of our personal favorites and a top Editor’s Pick is the Oval Metal Link Chain Necklace for its couture fashion appeal. This lovely, but glamorous piece features four chains in varying styles and sizes joined together as one necklace.  An oxidized-brass plated chain made of oval metal links interlinks with a shiny gold chain of small princess cut crystals, while a strand of white pearls dangle playfully along an onyx beaded gold chain.  The juxtaposition of these contrasting elements, each exquisite and luxurious in themselves, is breathtaking when combined.  This 30" is meant to be worn long and is stunning against any black and white combination, evoking an air of Coco Chanel with confident sophistication.   

Looking back, Jennifer says,” If someone had asked me during my adolescence where my career path would take me, not in a million years would I have thought to say jewelry design.”  She attended St. Peter’s College, Jersey City University, and Christ Hospital School of Nursing and took courses in drawing, painting, and ceramics, but never jewelry design.  She has been an artist her entire life ever since she fell in love with drawing and painting after she was enrolled in art school at the age of six.  At twenty-one, she apprenticed as a jewelry designer during the day and attended nursing school at night.  After realizing that nursing school was not providing an outlet for her creativity, she started a small jewelry company with her partner, David Shechter.  As a newcomer to the industry, they did not expect the company to take off the way it did as Jennifer still viewed it as just a hobby.  After generating 3 million in sales after a few years, they realized it was not just a hobby, but their livelihood. 

The 2009 collection showcases a delightful eye-candy selection of vintage styles and elegant classics.  From the Madeleine collection, we selected a David Aubrey Jewelrymatching necklace and earring set that would easily make Pharaoh’s wife turn green with envy.  The Green Onyx Necklace with seven faceted green onyx drops along a triple strand vermeil chain of links is imperial and majestic.   The monochromatic Kelly green of the stones dangling delicately from the trio of gold linked chains gives this necklace sophistication and charm next to its ethereal lightness.  To complete this look, the matching Green Onyx Earrings are made of the same faceted green onyx drops hanging from 18k gold plated brass hooks.  This stunning pair with its three green onyx drops is dainty but nevertheless striking because of its deep green hue.    

Jennifer is the sole creator of all pieces under David Aubrey Designs.  Rather than drawing or planning designs and silhouettes ahead of time, she selects materials and pieces that move her to create a color palette.  After making sure she has the right amount of shapes and textures to create an interesting story, she sits at her desk and experiments with her array and no one hears from her for about a week.  As a personal preference, Jennifer does not often wear jewelry so her favorite pieces are simple small earrings and thin necklaces with small pendants.  “David Aubrey Jewelry is unique because it is timeless and artistic but trendy at the same time,” Jennifer shares.  As their client demographic ranges from ages 18 – 80, they appreciate the different color combinations and mixture of various materials like vintage resin, pearls, and glass. 

David Aubrey JewelryWe have also selected two editorial favorites from her 2009 Odessa and Norah collections.  The Pink Moonstone Necklace from the Odessa collection features a double-strand vermeil gold chain with pink freshwater pearls and a larger vermeil gold chain made of large oval links.  Towards the center of the larger chain are four smooth moonstones in natural pale pink with a large faceted teardrop Tiger eye pendant in the middle.  This necklace evokes that feminine and Victorian charm that is both so elegant and romantic.  The soft pink of the pearls and moonstones against the vermeil gold are accented with the striking contrast of the ebony teardrop centerpiece. 

David Aubrey JewelryFrom the Norah collection, the Multi Stone Necklace is a gorgeous palette of summer colors.  This necklace is 20” and meant to be worn long with its gold-plated brass chain among assorted stones and glass beads.  Hanging from the ring sized circular links are six strands made of different materials in various colors.  Starting from the inside, the first strand is made of tiny orange Carnelian stones while the next one is made of gold faceted glass beads.  A gold vermeil chain is in between the other strands of yellow, pink, and aqua glass beads.  This mixture of diverse shapes, colors, and sizes of beads and stones makes this necklace extra special and all the more lovely to wear on a sunny day. 

In her travels, her trip to Thailand was most influential for its wood carvings and vibrant colors used in everything.  David Aubrey Jewelry changes annually depending on availability of new materials and customer demand.  In the coming years, Jennifer wants to be right where she is now as she is extremely happy with their location, clients, and staff.  David Aubrey Jewelry is currently sold at Anthropologie, J. Jill, and Aspen Boutique.  For a closer look at some this amazing and original jewelry line, visit davidaubrey.com.

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