Celebrating 10 years of Handcrafted & American Made

Ten years ago, I created my first collection and launched Nancy Nelson Jewelry. They were humble beginnings - as the business grew and thrived, I hired an assistant, and built a home studio nestled in the woods to accommodate our growing needs that allowed me to balance my many responsibilities as a wife, mother and business owner, while remaining inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds our forest home.

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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

Having the Bees at Heart

A buzz of bees darting from dandelion to daffodil is Mother Nature’s way of signaling her return to spring; their flirting flight pollinates our food and brings blooms to light, and their homes of hexagonal honeycombs are their monument to a moxie unmatched in the animal kingdom.



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For Mom...

Blooming Birthstone Necklace

Mother Nature
The arrival of greenery at the start of spring symbolizes the rebirth of the world and holds the promise of a beautiful future. Nancy Nelson gives this optimistic metaphor personal resonance by casting tender leaf stems in sterling silver and affixing each one with semiprecious birthstones. Each floral ode to the beauty of new beginnings can commemorate the birth of your children or grandchildren by blooming with up to four birthstones representing your little buds. Handmade in Maryland.
Exclusively at UncommonGoods.


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