M & D Fine Jewelry have been featured artists on the Festival Fete blog before, but we are happy to share this family business with you again because they have some beautiful new designs and are always on top of the latest trends in the industry (and they are JUST SO NICE!). They will be at the Virtu Art Festival in Westerly, RI this weekend, but will also be at Festival Fete’s Garden City Art Festival on June 8th & 9th.
M & D Fine Jewelry is a business that was started by Hillary’s late Mother, Marjorie (who designed many of the pieces they still make) and father, Dennis in 1982. In 2001 Hillary and her husband Nick (who Hillary says has an exceptional eye for detail, like her mother) joined the business. Between the three of them, they hand make each piece of jewelry in their studio in Florida and Massachusetts, and attend over 75 art festivals a year!
I asked Hillary what our guests at the Garden City Art Festival can look forward to seeing:
Our style definitely reflects the beaches and the summertime spirit here in New England. Guests can look forward to seeing our use of blue topaz gemstones which we love to dapple our sterling silver shells with as well as starfish, sand dollars, scallop shells, quahogs, you name it – we have very true to life designs for it.
Most recently, they have incorporated sea turtles and crabs to make several new pieces, added pendants and slides and they have also reworked some of their older pieces to make them new again!
You can find beach themed or nautical jewelry at a jewelry store, but our jewelry is made by just 3 people. It isn’t pressed in a machine. It isn’t thin and light weight. It’s solid metal. We work 7 days a week to make and show our products and we are hoping to participate in several Festival Fete shows including the Garden City Art Festival in June, East Greenwich in August-September, and Festival Fete’s Holiday Market in December!
Many thanks to our sponsor: