Mother of Gideon

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Every great warrior comes with a story, but what about the mother?

Had it not been for her, all of those great legends and mythical bedtime stories would be nothing but a fleeting thought. When it comes to jewelry, I like to keep that same ideology top of mind. For me, there has to be substance behind most everything I wear. Who made this piece? Where does it come from? What makes it unique? Like a warrior, I have a desire to know the story.

Mother of Gideon is a local jewelry artist that maximizes this very concept, using all ethical, vintage, and repurposed materials to create beautiful, handmade accessories that adorn and, more importantly, represent an extension of oneself. Be it a necklace or a pair of earrings, you know the hands that crafted it and like the mother of Gideon, or any mother for that matter, these items are building your legacy rather than their own.

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I was immediately drawn to this store a couple months back while perusing the shops over at Union. It’s just a little whole in the wall, but what’s in it truly makes it larger than life. Two of my personal favorites from the collection is that smashed silver and diamond ring below, as well as those hammered, thread-like rings up above. Small they may be, but I felt like they were both true representations of my style: simple and delicate with just a hint of edginess.

Just as I was about to leave, a triangle pendant caught my eye. The delicate gold chain has a perfect length and the cluster of diamonds sparkle in all the right ways. I couldn’t leave without it! I’ll be showing a picture of it later on this week.

There really is beauty in everything and, more often times than not, a story to match. The joy is discovering it. Lucky for me, I’ve found the mothership. Hm, or should I say the mother of Gideon?

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