Inspired by the Ginkgo Leaf

The ginkgo tree and its fanning leaves that have dotted sunny hilltops for more than 200 million years have braced the light and cold—and war and peace—longer than any other tree species known to man.

Indigenous to Japan, China and Korea and frequently the muse of many Asian masterpieces, the ginkgo tree has persevered.  For its constant presence, golden silhouettes and medicinal benefits—for our hearts and our health—the ginkgo projects hope, endurance and vitality.
Nancy Nelson Jewelry is excited to debut a few new pieces featuring brass-cast ginkgo leaves: Cherished Ginkgo Necklace and Ginkgo Drop Earrings at NY NOW


“I’ve always looked at ginkgo as art,” Nancy Nelson said. “I felt it was time to bring the leaf of a tree with so much beauty and positivity to a few  pieces in the new collection."  The playful earrings and Peruvian-Opal dotted necklace each take their own swing on the romantic curl and sway of the illustrious ginkgo leaf.
If you’re in New York this weekend, we hope you’ll take a gaze at our new collection at the annual NY NOW Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Feb. 5-8 (We’re at Booth 8200).  
Written by: Pepper VanTassell

With Gratitude

This Thanksgiving—as many ponder their greatest gifts—we’ll remain thankful for one of our biggest blessings: you.
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Romantic Tradition of Carving Initials into Bark

Lovers like you have carved your initials into trees as a testament to your affections for centuries. And so, many trees remain tattooed with scrawled letters that fade and pop across their bark--a living scroll of star-crossed lovers.   The romance scribbled over those carved trees inspired Nancy Nelson Jewelry to create our stunning Personalized Love Birch Cuff, and our NEW Personalized Lover's Birch Necklace, exclusively at Uncommon Goods.
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Finding Enchantment


Nature sets the example for Nancy Nelson Jewelry’s Fall 2016 Collection. Inspired by the rough outlines of an autumn forest and the light that shimmers and beats through its leaves and streams, the sophisticated line freezes the enchanting landscape timelessly.


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Birches - Canvases of our Childhoods

“So was I once myself a swinger of birches.
And so I dream of going back to be.” –Robert Frost

Birch trees are the canvases of our childhoods. In innocent times, we’d lay down at a birch tree’s roots to inch our gaze up its tall white trunk, tracing its dark etchings through the bark until the sunlight spotting its tallest leaves sent us sleeping. The blanched forests were our playground—our maypoles and springboards, our shelter from the heat. In the cold, we’d watch their stick figures and brightly-decorated boughs dance in watercolor upon the lake, striping our sepia dreams.

Memories like these are what drew Nancy Nelson Jewelry to design our first Birch Cuff: it’s a slice of nostalgia in the gentle clutch of a childhood friend.

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Summer Solstice Giveaway! Luminous and Elegant Moonstone Twig Earrings

Oooh oooh oooh—what a little moonstone can do for you.

Its pearly-white glow—opaque when the moon is new and iridescent when it is full—is believed to bring its wearer peace, balance, good fortune and heightened intuition. Lovers drawn to its romantic folklore have long sought the light of a full moon—when moonstone’s passionate and protective properties are most powerful—to exchange the luminous stone as gifts.

So as the moon brings us to summer, Nancy Nelson Jewelry wants to give one of you a pair of our Moonstricken Twig Earrings—a gift to our fans and the perfect gift to yourself or your lover, whomever the earrings fit.

Through our Summer Solstice Giveaway, anyone who signs up for our newsletter on between June 20 and June 28 will be entered to win the dangly sterling silver pair—each dripping with a rainbow moonstone spun with 14k gold.

Good Luck! The winner will be announced on June 30.  

(For good luck, you’ll want some moonstones.  If you don’t have any, check out these lucky pairs of Moonstone Vine Drops and Silver Sticks-N-Gems.)


written by Pepper Van Tassell