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Jewelry with a story

Lisbon

Lisbon

Lisbon #thisiscouture

 If you've been following Alice & Chains on Instagram you'll have noticed the hashtag #thisiscouture occurring frequently in recent posts.

What is couture?

Couture by definition is - the design and manufacture of fashionable clothes to a client's specific requirements and measurements.

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Not My Style

Not My Style

What happens when you grow up and out of the jewelry from your youth? Or if your style changes? That's where Alice & Chains Jewelry comes in - we'll work together to design something that is your style and you'll want to wear. Check out the video to hear about a ruby ring we designed for a client. 

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How much is that Ring in the Window?

How much is that Ring in the Window?

A frequent question about the price of jewelry is, why two pieces identical in size, color, and weight have a prices so dramatically different from one store to another? Historically speaking the value of a piece of jewelry has been heavily weighted upon the perceived value that a jeweler or retailer thinks a potential buyer would be willing to pay. 

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Kieselstein Cord Please?

Kieselstein Cord Please?

The statement necklaces of Alice & Chains Jewelry are larger than life, generally heavy, and truly evoke the meaning of one-of-a-kind. These necklaces are often born from some found object I discover at some sort of sale, making the necklace impossible to replicate because their inspiration comes in the source of a single piece I discover. This is the case with the pictured alligator necklace.

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"My Precious"

Why is it that the gleam of a ring, the golden yellow hue of gold, or the deep, reflective colors of a gemstone so captivating? What draws our eye and then captures our hearts about shiny and reflective objects?

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What's in Stock for Mom?

What's in Stock for Mom?

Check out our in-stock gifts for her that can be ordered online, by email or phone for pick-up or delivery (w/in 5 miles of our studio).

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Mr. Wolf

Mr. Wolf

Alice & Chains Jewelry was started for a love of change, challenge, learning, and a desire to not follow and be the same. This project brought all of that, beginning with our first experience in 3D scanning.

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Oops! Jewelry Accidents

Oops! Jewelry Accidents

Jewelry can get boo-boos too. Sure your favorite ring is made from metal and stone, but that does not make it indestructible. The ring in the photo - I replaced the stone in the original setting and within two days it came back shattered.

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Sorry for Calling You Alice

Sorry for Calling You Alice

Happy Birthday (Month) Alice!! A little story about where the name Alice comes from.

It's happened more times than I can count. Emails are exchanged, we meet over Skype, talk on the phone, and sometimes we meet in person before at some point it is discovered that I am not Alice.

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Illinois. No, not Chicago.

Illinois. No, not Chicago.

When I try describing exactly where I am from:

about 5 hours South of Chicago; about 2 hours North of St. Louis; near Hannibal, Mo - you know, Mark Twain's books, Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn...

nothing-ness, eyes glaze over, no geographical clue to my references.

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