MARKET 2 MARKET AND RAW JEWELRY COLLECTIONS: WHERE TRAVEL AND JEWELRY FUSE
Providence, R.I., July 8, 2009 - JL Ricci Designs’ Market 2 Market and Raw Jewelry Collections will be on display at Booth 1016 at the JA New York Summer 2009 show, July 26-29, at The Javits Center in New York City.
Marrying her affinity for things mystical with her love of beautiful baubles, designer Jessica Ricci for her Raw Jewelry Collection, has designed pared-down yet elegant rings, necklaces, earrings and cufflinks that put the gemstones front-and-center. The settings are simple hammered sterling silver or 14k rose or yellow gold that allow the natural beauty of the stones, which come from India, to shine through. Each piece shimmers with its own distinctive character and power, reflecting the myths, magic, and mysteries attributed to healing stones throughout the ages.
Also part of the Raw Jewelry collection are Twig Cast necklaces from New York City, San Francisco and Boston. Prices range from $65-$465. For more information on the Raw Jewelry Collection, visit www.raw-jewelry.com.
Raw Rings Rutilated & Quartz Pendant
Amethyst Cufflinks & New York City Twig
Market 2 Market
JL Ricci Designs by Jessica Ricci is pleased to announce the launch of its newest collection, Market 2 Market. This eclectic collection of jewelry was inspired by Ricci’s travels through outdoor markets in Asia, Europe and the United States and her life-long desire to find a treasure in discarded objects and living history.
Pieces from the Market 2 Market Collection include Latin phrase pendants, Chinese Stamp necklaces, Indian Buddha and Ganesha coin pendants and lace pieces cast from items found in a flea market in Reykjavik, Iceland. To watch Jessica take the lace from market to studio, click here for a video diary. In addition, Jessica will debut key pendants from Tibet at this year’s show. Prices range from $85-$600. For details on the full Market 2 Market collection and the inspiration behind each piece, visit www.market2marketjewelry.com.
Latin - Know Thyself, Buddha Stamp Pendant, Lace Pendant from Iceland
Lace Ring From Iceland
Jessica Ricci – Inspiration to Creation
Jessica Ricci hails from Providence -- in Rhode Island, of course. She studied English literature at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and after graduating Ricci moved to Montana where she volunteered for an emergency services organization and began her first hand-made jewelry line of simple beaded necklaces.
Eventually Ricci made her way back to Rhode Island where she worked for a small local newspaper. She received her graduate degree from New York University's school of journalism, and worked for several publications during and after her studies.
In 2001, Ricci decided to move to Italy and pursue her interests in writing and creating jewelry and it was in Rome where she became serious about making and designing jewelry. Ricci’s simple hand-crafted designs are anchored in symbolism, history, and sentimentality, and bring together her love of travel, jewelry and cultural significance, researched and experienced firsthand to relay something original and real.
Upon her return to the States in 2005, Ricci officially founded JL Ricci Designs, and today she creates and produces the Raw Jewelry and Market 2 Market collections.
For more information about Market 2 Market or Raw Jewelry, please visit www.market2marketjewelry.com, www.raw-jewelry.com or call 401-215-4904.