Diamonds are just part of the reason behind Marissa Small’s glow. Amid the crush of the holiday shopping season, the up-and-coming jewelry designer moved her rocketing enterprise, Mina Danielle, from her increasingly-crowded Penn Valley home into the public eye with the opening of a workshop and boutique in Gladwyne. Small’s handmade pieces, crafted from gemstones, beads and precious metals, found a fast and furious following after Kyle Richards wore one of her bracelets on an episode of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and then followed it up with a round of tweets hyping the collection. “Magnificent” is how Small describes a pair of pavé diamond chandelier earrings she created. Lightweight and versatile, they can be “worn every day or for that special occasion,” she suggests. The multilayer Tahitian pear and oxidized sterling silver necklace is delicate yet of-the-moment. “Layer on the sophistication,” Small advises. In a bracelet accented with a hand-knotted leather chord, Small combines two of her favorites, Tahitian pearls and pavé diamonds. “Can be worn singly or stacked for multiple looks,” she says.
355 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne; 610-888-4810; www.shopminadanielle.com —AG
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