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A Chat with Gabrielle Friedman

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Finding her inspiration from art, architecture, nature, and even philosophy, Gabrielle Friedman’s jewelry is handcrafted so that each piece is one-of-a-kind.

Although her style has an organic edge, her jewelry creations are executed with both skill and great care. Each and every detail is intentional and provocative and as singular as the person whom they will adorn.

 

 

How did your brand begin?

“My brand began when my daughters left home for university. My passion for designing and making jewelry became a full time job and from there, Gabrielle Friedman jewelry was born!”

Where do you get inspiration for your designs?

“I get inspiration from everything around me! I am inspired by art, architecture, nature and even philosophy. I dream in design form.”

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How is your jewelry made?

“I hand carve my jewelry out of wax. This creates multi layered textural elements and dimension. I also fabricate with metal and stone set using precious and semi precious stones.The combination creates an ancient yet very modern aesthetic.”

How do you ensure your jewelry is ethical and sustainable?

“I support sustainable mining and manufacturing. Reclaimed gold and recycled diamonds are core materials in my work, allowing for creation without destruction. I purchase my materials from companies that source ethically.”

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Tell us about some of your most inspiring clients, or bespoke commissions.

“I adore creating wedding rings. I love knowing that my creation will journey with the couple throughout their lives. My daughters have friends who are now getting married and I love being commissioned to make rings for them. I have also made pieces for high profile people and am humbled and honored to do so.”

How do you want someone to feel when they wear your jewelry?

“I want people to feel complete in my pieces. My jewelry should be a reflection of their core, their inner beauty. It should bring them comfort and joy.”

What has been the highest point of your career so far?

“The highest point of my career was when a piece of my jewelry showed in Milan, Italy with Artistar during Fashion week in 2017, and most recently I was asked to be a part of designers profile in British Vogue coming out July, August and September 2018.”

Yellow Gold Midnight Love Nugget Necklace - $1,500.00

If you could only wear one piece from your collection, what would it be and why?

“I wear my Midnight Nugget necklace layered with my diamond chain necklace every day. I never take it off. It looks amazing with a t shirt and jeans and transitions like a star for a night out. I don't even take it off to sleep!”

Do you work with any charities?

“I donate every year to a charity called Gilda's club here in Nashville TN. This charity provide support to all people affected by cancer including their families. I also have worked with Operation Smile in various parts of the world.”

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What's the best piece of advice you've been given? (And have you actually used it?)

“My father taught me a poem by Rudyard Kipling when I was very young. It has kept my mind an inquisitive one. I keep six honest serving men, they taught me all I knew. Their names where what and why and when and how and where and who.”

What drew you to JewelStreet?

“I love the fact that that JewelStreet has an international audience. It frees my creativity to not just create for those in my immediate vicinity but to a broad and diverse world audience.”

 

 

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