Modern Heirloom Jewelry for the Bride (Oh My!)

June 30, 2015 | By | Comments (11)

Pink Dogwood Jewelry does something unique: they re-imagine vintage jewelry into something you want to wear now.

1459185_640618612646316_25902320_n(1)Nan Faulkner is the former pharmaceutical rep/turned momtraprenuer (with creative ability that most of us only dream about). She takes vintage costume jewelry and rewires it, designing it into relevant accessories.

For a gift, it’s easy to find just the right thing. For a bride, Pink Dogwood supplies tear-worthy, fairy magic.

Though Pink Dogwood repurposes vintage components into modern necklaces, earrings and bracelets, Nan also takes on custom assignments.

Do you have Grandma’s broach and want it to be the statement clasp on pearls for your wedding? Done. img 0109 2 Modern Heirloom Jewelry for the Bride (Oh My!)

How about a rhinestone shoe clip into a bracelet? No problem.

Want matching jewelry for your bridal party? Nan can make that happen from her vast collection consisting of tens of thousands of pieces, all vintage. She frequents flea markets and estate sales but also makes the pilgrimage to New York’s garment district to stock up at CJS Sales Limited, a specialty wholesaler of vintage and antique components.

For brides, Nan is fond of old cameos, pearls and clear or ombre rhinestones. She envisions vintage jewelry as something entirely new, and undeniably wearable. “Brides now are asking for statement necklaces for their weddings,” she says. “Because antique and vintage have come roaring back into everything from home décor to fashion, brides are willing to up the ante and wear something significant at their neckline. It’s striking and makes a beautiful, memorable photo.”

And what about those crazy clip earrings? If they are set right, Nan will take them apart and rewire them into a modern fitting applying industrial epoxy and affixing new hardware.

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Though her goal is to do as little damage as possible, if a piece is degrading, she can strip it down to its beads or pearls and start from scratch.

Necklaces retail for $45-70. Custom work ranges $60-120. Best of all, 100% of custom work is sized to the bride’s measurements and styling.

Find Nan Faulkner’s latest work online at (or if you’re in my hometown stop by Greenville’s UrbanDigs).

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  1. Mandy

    Hi Steph, love your collection. It`s gorgeous 🙂

    September 21, 2015 at 11:30 am
  2. : Carolyn

    I love all of your ideas.

    July 3, 2015 at 4:15 am
  3. Nan Faulkner

    So grateful for the opportunity to do what I love and honored beyond words to be featured by SL! -Nan, PinkDogwoodJewelry

    June 30, 2015 at 11:02 pm
  4. LikeableNut

    I LOVE the idea of an heirloom piece re-imagined by PDJ for a wedding, what a thoughtful (and gorgeous!) idea. Makes me want to renew my vows!! Hmmm…. 🙂

    June 30, 2015 at 7:51 pm
  5. The Farm at Rabon Creek

    Pink Dogwoods…..One of our very best…at Farm Fresh Fair!

    June 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm
  6. Malia

    Love Pink Dogwoods! Always reinventing with the freshest looks!

    June 30, 2015 at 6:14 pm
  7. Amy

    Love some Pink Dogwoods Jewelry! wonderful pieces & great customer service

    June 30, 2015 at 6:13 pm
  8. Kate

    Love anything that is Pink Dogwoods. Nan is so creative!

    June 30, 2015 at 6:13 pm
  9. Modern Heirloom Jewelry for the Bride (Oh My!) – CJS

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    June 30, 2015 at 6:04 pm
  10. ann genovese

    Live in Greenville….Can’t wait to visit Urban Digs!
    I have lots of vintage pieces that I didn’t know what to do with them.
    What a great informative article!

    June 30, 2015 at 4:50 pm
  11. Becky


    June 30, 2015 at 3:29 pm

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