Jewelry is one of the keepsakes most often chosen by travelers as a souvenir to remember a special place or an enjoyable trip, and what better token than one that captures the essence of that place. From the woods and mountains to the ocean and coastline, Maine's beauty inspires artists to create lasting works in all mediums including wearable art jewelry.
The coast is a particularly fertile source of design imagery, from shells and gulls to all sorts of creatures from the sea. Brown Goldsmiths'
Moon Snail Earrings evoke the graceful curves of these shells found in abundance on Northeastern shores while the silhouette of soaring gulls is woven into Cross Jewelers'
elegant Monhegan Island Bracelet.
Have you ever come home from the beach with your pockets full of pebbles? Cross Jewelers has collected native Maine granites and other stones washed smooth by the tides, encircled them with gold and crafted them into bracelets, pendants and pins so you can literally take home and treasure a piece of the Maine coast. Another of their most popular items, the Killock Stone Necklace, is fashioned from polished black stone surrounded in gold, an interpretation of the early, simple Killock anchors which were oval stones held fast by pieces of wood.
For the more literal-minded souvenir seeker, Brown Goldsmiths has created the Maine Lighthouse Collection, a series of handcrafted charms and pendants, artistically conceived to capture the romance of Maine's regal beacons.
If you're looking to commemorate your trip to Maine, consider jewelry inspired by one of the most special places imaginable, our great state of Maine.