West Coast Jewelry Designers
Meet Some of Our Friends Out West
Wearable art comes in many forms. Here are three of Misfit’s stockists, all from the West Coast but each offering something completely different in jewelry style and technique.
Foe And Dear
Katherine Schlattman of Foe & Dear is attributing new meaning to jewelry now that she has recently become a mother of twins. She explains that jewelry is “something to remind you of a person, place or memory, and something meaningful that will last generations to pass on to loved ones.”
Katherine established Foe & Dear in 2009 and has earned herself the stature and success to take creative liberty in sourcing her own dream stones for the brands ready to ship engagement rings. Foe & Dear’s most recent and final release of 2022 is a special collection of ‘Fine Ceremony pieces’ - these are jewels that mark significant milestones. Within these collections of fine jewelry, you will find a combination of both dainty and heftier items that compliment nicely when grouped into matching but not ‘matchy’ jewellery ensembles, highlighting jewel-toned sapphires, iridescent moonstones, pearls and their greatly esteemed ethically sourced white and salt and pepper diamonds. The team has just revealed a novel Home Collection of hand carved dishes made of genuine stone, designed to hold your jewelry treasures when not being worn.
The brand’s goal for the new year is to offer more traceability for diamonds and gemstones in their jewelry.
Foe & Dear is based out of Vancouver, and their jewelry is available in several brick and mortar stores across British Columbia listed on their website. If you’re not in the area, a major assortment of their ready-to-ship jewelry is available for online purchase.
Kelty keeps her eyes peeled for unusual stones. She believes that choosing that special, once in a lifetime stone is number one, and that the opportunity to change the setting as your own style evolves should be embraced. For Kelty, the stone is the focal point and the heirloom that stands the test of time. Her love of vintage stones comes from her admiration of the hand cutting technique, providing one of a kind beauty and making for very personal objects of treasure.
But on another note, Kelty makes amazing use of rare portrait cut diamonds. In collaboration with a painter in Australia, Robyn Rich, Kelty creates the ‘Lover’s Eye’ collection - jewelry with miniature hand painted eyes set underneath a very clear sheet of diamond. Kelty and Robyn will customize these very personalized pieces of wearable art for your special someone.
Kelty’s client base come from near and far, but mostly far. She is based out of a hard to find spot in Edmonton, where only few of her clientele actually resides. Believe it or not, a couple of clients have made the journey out to meet her in person from distant locations. Kelty’s work is available for purchase and custom orders online.
Established in 2014 by Jennifer Vinje, Anueva Jewellery stands for breathing new life into reclaimed material. In the Spanish language, “nueva” means “new”. Certified 100% recycled gold, silver and platinum casting grain is what holds the vintage diamonds and gemstones often used in Jennifer's work. Anueva has a huge selection of ready-to-wear jewels, and is thrilled to offer custom designs as well.
Find an assortment of hand carved textures, mixed with colourful gemstones in Anueva Jewelry’s collection, based in Downtown Seattle, Washington. The studio is open to the public for appointments and showings.