Wild Bryde Jewelry
Wild Bryde jewelry is made entirely in the USA. Real pride is taken in the quality and craftsmanship. Each piece is hammered by hand with a special plannishing tool. This strengthens the jewelry and gives it subtle and attractive light-reflecting facets.
Wild Bryde jewelry comes in two finishes: 14k gold-plate (pictured left) and rhodium, a non-tarnishing silver alloy. Our earrings typically come on French earwires (though other styles are also available) and these are made of 14k gold-fill or sterling silver. Posts, clip-ons, leverbacks and surgical steel earwires are also available on request.
Everybody who owns this jewelry comments that they love wearing it because it is so light. They also tell us that it lasts forever!
Always an avid naturalist , Mike Warner studied art and botany, and rounded this off with a degree in illustration from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Back then he would spend days in the hills and marshes of the San Francisco Bay Area painting, drawing and birdwatching. These illustrations formed the basis for Wild Bryde's first jewelry designs.
Wild Bryde Jewelry began in 1980 in Mike's garage in beautiful WILD Cat Canyon on McBRYDE Avenue, Richmond, California. And therein lies the secret of the name Wild Bryde!Over 25 years later, birding, drawing and studying the wonders of nature are still amongst Mike's favorite pastimes and the true inspiration of the Wild Bryde Jewelry line.