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Vale Jewelry

Vale Jewelry

Glamorous Jewelry with Modern and Vintage Appeal

Twin sisters, Ava and Eva Bai, launched Vale Jewelry after finding it difficult to find well-made costume or fine jewelry at an affordable price.  As the New York based artisans had always been interested in accessorizing, they decided to fill that niche by crafting glamorous, versatile, and unique accessories with vintage appeal.  This fresh and feminine line is effortless as it is beautiful as Vale’s goal is to continue creating fun and unique designs to complement individual style.  Vale Jewelry creates beautiful and timeless pieces that have been worn by Jessica Alba, Evangeline Lilly, Allison Krauss, Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson, Tyra Banks, Bijou Phillips, Alexa Chung, and Gloria Ruben.  Their pieces have also been featured on many television and award shows. 

Vale JewelryThis design duo has always been involved in art and music, which has been an important part of their lives for as long as they can remember.  Ava and Eva can both play over three instruments and spent a large part of their youth in creative crafts and gardening, making clothes, and cooking during the summer.  After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in studies for art and design, the twins pursued their passion in jewelry design by studying metallurgy and gemology at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  The Morgan Rectangle Necklace is a great basic layering piece to pair with other longer necklaces or lovely when worn alone.  The small rectangle pendant on a gold-filled chain is a very modern look that embraces simplicity. The pendant, chain, and clasp are gold-filled and this necklace is available with a circle or rectangle shape pendant. 

Vale Jewelry is described as earthy, elegant, and classic as their favorite materials are gold, raw diamonds and oxidized silver.  From mixing any of the above with interesting finishes to a high-polished gold with hammered, emery-finished gold can make each piece look distinct and different.  Great creative minVale Jewelryds must think alike because we cannot agree more with Vale who says, “we just had to have it the moment Carrie wore it with Petrovsky!”  The Carrie Swarovski Necklace was inspired by Carrie Bradshaw who wore the diamond version in Sex and the City.  While we may not have Paris or diamonds galore, we can enjoy this perfect necklace made with seven sparkling Swarovski crystals strung along a gold-filled chain.  The clarity of the crystals displaying the gold chain that strings them all together adds a modern and elegant touch while the crystals are absolutely breathtaking in the light. 

We wanted to know where Ava and Eva drew their inspiration in coming up with ideas for their designs.  Their inspiration is drawn from nature as well as their love for travel and to see and be inspired by the many stylish women worldwide.  “We find that we see beauty in different things. Our styles are slightly different but they work well together so often when you see one of our collection, it’s a mish-mash of thoughts, inspirations, designs battling it out in the piece!.”

Some of their personal favorites include their 14k Vale Jewelrychoker necklaces because they are easy to wear on a daily basis and extremely elegant when combined with other necklaces.  Two of their most popular chokers have also been selected as Editor’s Pick for this issue.  The Baby Rose Choker and Baby Heart Choker are absolutely classic and sure to please.  The lovely Baby Rose Choker Necklace in 14k yellow gold is a romantic and feminine piece that can be worn everyday as the tiny rose sits perfectly at the center of the collarbone. The rose pendant exhibits the beautiful detail of each rose petal in full bloom to capture its elegance.  Reminiscent of the Victorian age, Vale Jewelrythis necklace has a vintage appeal to it.  Just as much a favorite as the previous choker, the Baby Heart Choker Necklace is also an all time best seller.  Featured here in 14k yellow gold, this choker features a tiny baby heart pendant on a 15 ¼” chain.  It is also available with the option of adding a diamond, which is set in the very center of the small heart.  This dainty necklace is easy to wear and an instant favorite for its classic design.  The baby heart is so subtle that it makes for perfect pairing and layering with long necklaces.  Both chokers are available in 14k yellow, white, and rose gold.

Ava and Eva also love the Lotus Earrings with Raw Diamonds for its earthiness and elegance.  From the ring category, they love the Nested Egg Ring, which has a cluster of diamonds sitting in a reverse dome.  It is so delightful and is also one of their best-selling pieces.  Vale Vale JewelryJewelry is unique from other jewelry designers as Ava says, “Our focus is personal jewelry; jewelry that can be worn and layered everyday.  We see Vale as almost akin to perfume, the jewelry morphs to the wearer.”  For something less dressy and a whole lot simpler, the Rolo Choker in sterling silver looks great when worn by itself as it adds a little diversion to the neckline.  This choker is also one of their most popular necklaces and is also available in gold-filled.  It fits close to the neckline as it measures 15 ½” to draw attention to a woman’s sexy collarbone.

When these dynamic twins are not working, they enjoy eating and traveling well.  They find inspiration in many things while traveling, which ultimately is then reflected in a future collection. In sharing the most influential countries, they loved Paris for its classic and cool elegance in the people and city itself, as well as its architecture and attitude.  This translated into a sleek and edgy style that focused on big, statement pieces in silver.  From Morocco, they were enamored with its exotic smells, sounds, colors, the winding streets and back alleys of medinas.  The Moorish architecture with its intricate patterns, cut-outs and designs were manifested in a few of their styles. They also loved the hip, urban, and surprisingly laid-back attitude of London.  Despite its dreary weather, the city held such an appreciation for color and design. Turkey was memorable for its ability to straddle both time and continents as its traditions are steeped in history but also in the movement for change.  This was expressed in jewelry by a unique style of using both low-carat and high-carat gold inlaid with gorgeous polished stones and earthenware.

Vale JewelryTheir collection features classic styles that are continually carried while they also change pieces twice a year.  Their more accessibly-priced collection, Macaroon, changes every month and has an amazing selection of chunky necklaces, layering pieces, and more.  From the Macaroon collection, we selected the Floral Clock Necklace, which is a “fun, flirty vintage-inspired necklace” featuring five uniquely-shaped floral clock pendants along multiple chains creating a very old-fashioned throw on look.  This necklace gives the appearance of multiple layers as the gold chains cross and dangle over one another with the floral clocks hanging.  Pair this with a solid blouse or shirt over jeans and your outfit is complete. 

Vale Jewelry consists of two part-time workers that mainly execute large orders and Ava and Eva, who focus on the design and creation of all pieces.  As they are based in New York, boutiques like Poppy, Searle, and Big Drop, also located there, carry the widest breadth and depth of the line.  Vale Jewelry is sold at stores nationwide and internationally.  Looking ahead, they hope to grow internationally and domestically with a larger distribution.  Their parting words to readers are, “Confidently embrace what you wear! Nothing is more attractive than a woman or man who carries themselves confidently, wearing jewelry or anything else for that matter with self-confidence.


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