Patricia Locke collections always blend the depth of fine art with a modern sense of fashion. Her work is immediately recognizable for its distinctive asymmetry and elegant use of positive-negative space. Each piece presents an exquisite paradox, at once handsome and beautiful, organic and geometric, and contemporary with heirloom overtones. Among America's premier contemporary jewelry designers, Patricia Locke's collections are timeless, relevant, and consummately collectible.
Self-taught, Patricia Locke had never worked with her hands or taken an art class prior to undertaking what would become her life's work in jewelry design. She designed her first pieces, fine jewelry in sterling silver and gold in 1971, working largely by private commission for several years. By 1979, the desire to reach a wider audience prompted her first designer costume jewelry collection, which she personally—and quickly—sold one-on-one to prominent galleries and retailers. In 1997, Deborah Rethemeyer joined Patricia as a partner in the business. Deborah's experience in retail, operations, marketing, and design allowed her to streamline production and introduce the line to even more retailers across the country. Patricia and Deborah work together to design five collections annually. Patricia Locke jewelry is handcrafted by a team of artisans outside of Chicago, Illinois.
Each Patricia Locke Jewelry design is available in 24k gold plate or sterling silver plate over pewter, with semi-precious stones, Austrian crystals, beads and pearls. Ear wires are gold-filled or sterling silver; posts are hypoallergenic surgical steel.
The following Patricia Locke Jewelry Color Stories are available in Shop and Online: All Crystal, Avalon, Bermuda, Black & White, Celebration, Crystal Pearl, Fling, Hibiscus, Nest, Passion, Purple Rain, Sugar, Tapestry, Tranquility, Water Lily, and Zephyr.
These Cupcake Earrings set in studded bezels are reminiscent of little cupcakes in their wrappers....
These Polaris Earrings in Denim Blue are the perfect “go to” earrings for every day!...
These Drip Drop Earrings in Tanzanite coordinate with many Patricia Locke color story necklaces and bracelets....
These Eye Spy Earrings in Amethyst are the perfect “go to” earrings for every day! Rendered...