The lovely Melissa Joy Manning celebrated the opening of her new 4500 square foot flagship store at 12 Wooster Street last week. The sustainable jewelry designer achieved her dream green space with the help of a Kickstarter collection which ultimately helped fund this amazing multi-functional space. "I just really wanted to create a vision for the brand that was tangible so people could understand where we're coming from,” said Manning. The space will carry other sustainable designers and friends of Manning such as Pamela Love, Blair Brown, Judy Geib, and Mark Davis. We are huge fans of the brand (we carry it at our Larchmont location), and absolutely love Manning’s green and sustainable vision. To Manning, knowing the source and origins of all her raw materials is incredibly important—and she is inspired by the beauty and shape of her organic, raw materials, resulting in an earthy and edgy look. Manning has said that "[her] jewelry is not an accessory, but an expression”—she believes that all jewelry can evoke emotion and can mean something different to each individual that wears her pieces. Here are some of our favorites (click on image for more product information): [caption id="attachment_288" align="aligncenter" width="600"]14 Karat Yellow Gold Asymmetrical Prong-Set Pyrite Post Earrings 14 Karat Yellow Gold Asymmetrical Prong-Set Pyrite Post Earrings[/caption] [caption id="attachment_289" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Oxidized Sterling Silver Necklace with Freeform Ocean Jasper Pendant Oxidized Sterling Silver Necklace with Freeform Ocean Jasper Pendant[/caption] [caption id="attachment_291" align="aligncenter" width="600"]14 Karat Yellow Gold Hammered Ring with Large Prong-Set Herkimer Diamond. 14 Karat Yellow Gold Hammered Ring with Large Prong-Set Herkimer Diamond.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_286" align="aligncenter" width="600"]14 Karat Yellow Gold and Oxidized Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Obsidian Calcite 14 Karat Yellow Gold and Oxidized Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Obsidian Calcite[/caption] [caption id="attachment_285" align="aligncenter" width="600"]14 Karat Yellow Gold Large Single Drop Earrings with Labradorite Briolettes. 14 Karat Yellow Gold Large Single Drop Earrings with Labradorite Briolettes.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_287" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Herkimer Diamond on Oxidized Sterling Silver Open Hammered Cuff Bracelet. Herkimer Diamond on Oxidized Sterling Silver Open Hammered Cuff Bracelet.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_290" align="aligncenter" width="600"]14 Karat Yellow Gold and Oxidized Sterling Silver Ring with Bezel-Set Asymmetrical Smooth Rutilated Quartz. 14 Karat Yellow Gold and Oxidized Sterling Silver Ring with Bezel-Set Asymmetrical Smooth Rutilated Quartz.[/caption]

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