Local Focus: Judith Bright

June 11, 2014

As an extremely successful jewelry design and retail business based in Nashville, Judith Bright has continuously been operating at its highest potential, now including a gorgeous new boutique location in the 12th South neighborhood. A few weekends ago, I had the privilege to spend a Sunday afternoon at the new store with photographer Codey Lee and makeup artist Caitlin Eve. Enjoy some of my favorite handcrafted pieces and an in-depth look at the beautiful new shop.

Chyrophase: Large Nest 14k Gold-Filled Post Earrings / RockStar Gold-Filled Wire Wrapped Brea Pendant / Gold-Filled Nest Stone Pendant / RockStar Gold-Filled Nest Ring \ Raj Rocks Stone and Gold-Filled Ring

The Judith Bright location is a heavenly mother-ship for jewelry design. The amount of light filling each room is breathtaking, and although I wouldn't normally describe a boutique in such a existential manner, you haven't seen what I've seen. Every vignette is floating among lucite shelving, every mirror is mirrored by another mirror, and the aroma alone will bust your pocketbook wide open. Best known for the "nesting style of jewelry," JB designs are all handcrafted by Nashville artisans. Every piece is hammered, formed, and wire-wrapped by hand, assuring attention to detail and absolute perfection. In addition to quality Sterling Silver and 14k Gold-filled elements, every single semi-precious stone is completely interchangeable for endless combinations of custom design.

14K Gold Fill Brigitte Earrings /  Long Sandalwood Stretchy Necklace / RockStar Sandalwood Zen Bracelet / Sandalwood 7-Stone Stretchy Necklace / Lots O' Rocks Sandalwood Bracelet

One of my favorite Judith Bright collections is the JB Zen Collection, featuring "authentic, aromatic sandalwood beads that are blessed by Buddhist Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal and are combined with semi-precious stones." The Silver+Rocks and Gold+Rocks collections feature the trusted and traditional JB design, sterling silver or 14K gold combinations with semi-precious stones. For a woman with simple, minimal taste, the RockLess collection is perfect, with polished and hand-hammered metal pieces. All together, the Judith Bright collections can morph into what any woman wants, at any age, at any size, with any aesthetic. Like I said, it's the mother-ship for jewelry design.

Moss Aquamarine: Gold-filled Dominique Post Earrings / Gold-filled Cleo Neck Cuff / RockStar Nest Ring / London Blue Topaz: 3 Uno 14K Gold-filled Wire Rings

Photography by Codey Lee | Makeup by Caitlin Eve

Worn by Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Meryl Streep, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Christina Applegate and many more, Judith Bright strives to provide beautiful, wearable jewelry for every single client. With such success, JB is an inspiring addition to the 12th South neighborhood and a positive representation of the growing Nashville fashion community. Follow Judith Bright on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for updates on the latest pieces. Thank you to the talented Codey Lee for documenting the shoot, to the gorgeous Caitlin Eve for making my face look its very best, and a huge thank you to the entire JB team for being so kind and generous. Click here to visit the Judith Bright website and browse all the gorgeous earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets.