Edgy Jewelry for these Interesting Times
Vintage and New
Hope’s Chest is a small company, I started in 2002, after the birth of my granddaughter, Hope Sevana. As I looked at my daughter, Tiffany, holding Hope in her arms, I couldn’t help but think of my grandmother hugging my mom to her chest, my mom looking at my face when I was born and my feelings when the doctor placed Tiffany in my arms. Somehow in this chain of events there was a continuation, a passing of the baton if you may. The core of a family, survives by passing on to future generations their traditions, customs and beliefs. Heirlooms, jewelry and antiques also survive by being passed on. So, Hope’s Chest was created to promote, sell and preserve for future generations, vintage memorabilia. These jewels and memories are preserved from an era when life was quieter, the rules clearer and the world simpler.
In 2005, because of popular request and demand, I added a new component to Hope’s Chest and that was a line of new and edgy jewelry. I seek out local artists and buy their work. Or I commission inexpensive, but interesting pieces from the Middle East or Asia. These have proven very popular with friends and clients since I try to follow fashion trends and offer unique pieces at very affordable prices.
There is also a second aspect to Hope’s Chest that is as important as the product and that is the setting. To sell the jewelry in a store, via mail or on the internet would negate the feeling that I am trying to create, the feeling of a quieter, calmer time, a time when women sat around with a cup of tea and visited. To promote that personal feeling, my product is only available with my interaction with you. I will bring “Hope’s Chest” to you, to a private party with a group of friends, fashion shows, or just you and me. At these private events, you may elect to receive a portion of the proceeds in jewelry or designate a charity of your choice to be the beneficiary. You are also always welcome to come to my house and take a peak at the chest. I have enjoyed shopping for these pieces and have literally something for everyone. Prices vary, some items are only a few dollars and some more expensive, but nothing is overpriced. Most pieces are one of a kind.