Baltimore MD (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
The summer lifestyle calls for lighter wines, classic tart Sauvignon Blancs and a new interest in white Pinot Noirs. Fashion becomes flirty with flowing maxi dresses, strappy flats and unfussy jewelry. Known for lush, richly romantic silver cuffs, Galmer Fine Silver has taken a lighter approach in its newest bracelet in the American Estate Jewelry Collection, The Vineyard Cuff ($695). The cuff will be available June 15 in stores including Tiny Jewel Box, DC, Works Gallery, NYC, DeScenza Diamonds, Boston and Hingham, Summerwind Jewelers in Portsmouth, NH, and through the American Estate Jewelry web site: theforevercuff.com.
True to form, this silver cuff is created with Galmer’s renowned repousse’ methods and features intricate hand-engraving. The interior is lined in the collection’s signature 24K gold. New is the openwork created by slim vines featuring tiny knots and miniscule textural etching. “The look is big and delicate at the same time. It’s incredibly easy to wear from work, to evening to weekend,” notes Carolyn O’Keefe, president of American Estate Jewelry.
American Estate Jewelry cuffs have become known as “forever cuffs” due to the enduring value of each handcrafted and hallmarked piece. The silver cuff is worn constantly as a signature statement by the wearer, year after year and becomes part of the family’s collection passed to subsequent generations.
The American Estate Jewelry collector chooses her jewelry as a reflection of both her discerning taste and her lifestyle. O’Keefe reports that The Horsewoman Cuff is a hit at horse and polo shows, The Peony Cuff is a favorite among spring gardeners while The Chrysanthemum Cuff is preferred by fans of the fall flower. Says O’Keefe, “Michael (Galmer) always gives me his first cuff to wear and gauge customer reactions. Wearing The Vineyard Cuff prototype, I've attracted great attention from wine aficionados and friends who summer on Martha's Vineyard…and they’ve placed advance orders!”
The rare repousse’ silver-making technique was popular in America at the turn of the century; the technique yields sculptural and extremely detailed works of art. Galmer has created its own tools and proprietary methods to facilitate the handcrafting process, yet each cuff is still a one by one production. Galmer's reputation is marked by its twenty-year history with Tiffany & Co. creating complex silver pieces, frequent work with Gorham Silver and special commissions for historical societies and museums.
American Estate Jewelry showcases the work of Galmer Fine Silver in glorious floral motifs of Chrysanthemum, Palm, Magnolia, Peony and more. The company was founded by Carolyn O'Keefe in honor of her mother Sally, who wore the same estate sterling cuff every day. Sally wore no earrings and no watch, just her wedding ring and her cuff. In Carolyn’s long search for similar extraordinary cuffs, meeting the renowned artisan Michael Galmer was fortuitous.
American Estate Jewelry pays tribute to the American tradition of passing distinctive sterling jewelry from generation to generation. The name American Estate represents not only this family tradition but also America's silver-making tradition, preeminent in turn-of-the-century America. The collection is 100% made in America and is available through http://www.theforevercuff.com or http://www.americanestatejewelry.com. CONTACT: Carolyn O’Keefe (410) 218-9500 carolyn(at)americanestatejewelry(dot)com