Smersh Designer Jewelry

22 May

Smersh Design was founded in 1994 and is powered by Frances and John Smersh. Their focus is on clean design, and they utilize alternative materials to create jewelry with contemporary lines. Frances designs the work, and each piece is made by hand in the couple's jewelry studio. Located less than a mile from their home in Seattle, the studio is not far from the waters of Elliott Bay. The proximity to home and beach keeps them in touch with gardening, kayaking, roller blading, and yoga.

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Bowtie Pearl Earrings in Grape
Luscious freshwater pearls make this pair of earrings turn heads. You may want to line up a special occasion for the first time you wear them out. After that, go ahead and wear them every day. The posts are sterling silver.

The unexpected beauty and color of concrete caught Frances Smersh's attention in 1998. The uniqueness of the material in the context of jewelry provides both technical intellectual challenges. Concrete jewelry is lightweight, durable, and textural. Currently, Frances offers her concrete in several different colors – black, natural, denim, grape, olive, espresso, pumpkin, brick, and sky.

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Kite Drop Pendant in Olive
Simply elegant. Hung on a sleek 1mm 16" length sterling silver omega chain, this pendant flatters you and any ensemble you are stepping out in.

Each of Smersh's designs begins with sterling silver bezels. Pigment is added to a special polymer-based concrete, which is then poured into each bezel. The concrete cures and dries, and is then ground down and sealed with lacquer. Her pieces are as sophisticated as they are unconventional.

concrete jewelry bracelet
Kate Pearl & Concrete Bracelet
Bracelet made from denim and gray colored concrete that is poured into sterling silver bezels. Double-strung on durable elastic cord and decorated with 4mm freshwater pearls.

Frances calls her jewelry clean, contemporary, alternative pieces in silver and colored concrete. Her award-winning designs have captured the imagination of women who want to spice up their wardrobes with a splash of color. The tag line she created – Real Girls Wear Concrete and Pearls – sums it up. It's fun and funky, cool and classy – something unique that can be worn every day or on any occasion.

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3 Responses to “Smersh Designer Jewelry”

  1. Karen May 25, 2008 at 11:32 pm #

    Great designs. Pendants in sterling silver looks sleek and trendy at the same time. This pretty jewelry is sure to impress.

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  2. Leeza May 26, 2008 at 3:23 am # is an online source for a wide range of different items and brands of jewelry. They offer a diverse range of collections all at very affordable prices. All of their products are available at fifty to sixty per cent less than normal retail prices. Online jewelry stores are excellent places to shop around for bargain jewelry pieces at prices that you can afford. The company offer free shipping with the courier company FedEx if you spend over $99 which is not a problem if you are shopping for wholesale jewelry. Gift wrapping is also available free of charge which saves you sitting at home wrapping all the presents for Christmas. The company has a number of educational pages which explain the differences in cut and claret for diamond pieces of jewelry as well as the different gems that are available. There is also a section on how to care for your jewelry so that they always look at their best.

  3. Mel at Artworks Jewelry May 23, 2008 at 12:37 pm #

    Smersh Design Jewelry has the perfect combination of contemporary style and organic feel…gorgeous work!


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