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2023 Way to Up Your Jewelry Game

By Ren

A few years ago, Rachael Compton worked in PR and taught herself metalsmithing on the side. Lucky for us, she quit that gig in 2017 and took up jewelry-making full-time, so that we might all enjoy her minimal, funky (and surprisingly affordable) creations: dangly helix-shaped earrings, squiggle rings dotted with gemstones, chunky hoops rimmed with tiny metal beads. Up next for Compton is a Fairmount studio and retail space, slated to open this fall.