The name Vardonne derives from the ancient Romani word "vardo" meaning "caravan". Verde's were the fancifully adorned living quarters of nomadic gypsies who travelled the globe in the 19th century. Sardine style embodies the empowerment and originality of the modern woman who dares to blaze new trails.
Austin-based jewelry designer Kristen Everett decided to launch Vardonne when she began casting metal jewelry from a score of Cherokee Indian arrowheads her late grandfather unearthed in her native North Carolina. The signature collections consist of antiqued brass, gold-plated and gold-dipped castings of cherished heirlooms and rarities foraged from far-flung travels. Using the lost wax casting process, she makes molds of relics such as arrowheads, shark teeth, porcupine quills and bone. Everett fashions these shimmering replicas into distinct tribal-inspired jewelry. Pieces also include luxe vintage chains, semi-precious gemstones, and a vibrant array of African trade beads.
Vardonne | 1500 S Lamar Blvd, Suite 3008, Austin, TX, 78704, United States