December 2021's Artist of the Month: Sarah Graham 

Sarah Graham Metalsmithing

At DonLo Mercantile, we love to support artists and feature them in our Artist of the Month features. During December 2021, you can get 10% off of any of the Sarah Graham products online. The discount automatically applies at checkout and expires on December 31st, 2021 at 11:59 PM MST. For questions, please email info@donlomercantile.com.

By incorporating innovative materials with her exceptional design sense, Sarah Graham creates jewelry that is unlike anything else; organic, textural, with a muted palate that is subtly feminine, yet substantial; unique, yet universal in its appeal. The natural inspiration behind the jewelry gives her designs a texture and feel that makes them infinitely wearable. But it is the matte black finish of oxidized cobalt chrome juxtaposed with 18k yellow, rose and white gold, set with colored diamonds, that is its’ most eye-catching element.

Sarah had designed a bracelet as a gift for her sister, and she tracked down a jeweler who could produce it. So entranced was she by the beauty of the process, the skill that was necessary to beautifully combine nature and fashion, that she decided to make jewelry her life. In order to turn her dreams into reality, Sarah dedicated herself to learning all aspects of jewelry making, remaining undaunted by the prospect of earning a living as an artist. She worked in a jewelry retail store for a year, utilizing one of her days off to work alongside the bench jeweler. She then spent two years traveling the world, gaining inspiration from the jewelry she saw in museums, galleries, and stores. Upon her return, Sarah obtained an apprenticeship under a master goldsmith and for two years she painstakingly perfected all aspects of her talent before moving on to a full-time job as a bench jeweler, which she held until she branched out on her own in 2000.

Sarah’s statement-making jewelry is exciting and elegant with a constant stream of new designs flowing from her studio every year. This, along with Sarah’s unique combination of business and retail experience, traveling, a rigorous apprenticeship, and her dedication to providing amazing customer service to her clients, ensure many more years of success for Sarah Graham Metalsmithing.

Sarah is currently vice president of the American Jewelry Design Council. She currently resides in Aspen, CO.

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