Loving Judy Geib Jewelry

I am constantly searching the web for jewelry that I love.  One of my favorite websites to check is Barney's (of course).  They carry the biggest names in the industry, but they also have an eye for spotting up-and-coming jewelers.  Barney's is where I first discovered the work of Judy Geib. Judy Geib was a woman of many talents, making objects and paintings, working in architecture and book design.  When her studio practice turned to jewelry, it seemed she found her true love.  With a basic metalworking class under her belt and a book of jewelry techniques for reference, a jeweler was born.  Barney's picked up her first collection in 2002 and she has been showing with them ever since.

What I love about her work is the that it surprises me.  With every new collection, Judy Geib keeps things fresh and different, while still staying true to a design and fabrication sensibility that is uniquely her own.

She can create stunning earrings with a loosely fabricated feel.  I love the combination of the fine gemstones and the messy (I mean messy in a good way) metal setting.

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In contrast, there are times when she exercises control and restraint with these tight geometric forms.

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Then of course she is not afraid to show off and design an absolute stunner like this opal bracelet.  Look at all the amazing detail on the back side.  Love!

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Thanks for reading!

~Claire