bare jewelry, introduced in late 2003, was created for women who inspire – those brilliant, astute, refined, and enigmatic. Designed to highlight the subtle, beautiful features of those who don it, bare jewelry is enjoyed by those who recognize that bare jewelry, though simple, is striking.
As with all great works of art, each piece reflects that something special, that intangible quality, that indescribable thing that makes every artist a vital component of the community. Bare artist, Jeet Kaur Rodriguez Sohal, brings her vision of brilliant, astute, refined, and enigmatic women to every design. Drawing on her Indian, Filipino, Spanish, and American heritage, Jeet creates jewelry that is intricate, beautiful, eye-catching, and yet very simple.
bare jewelry does not overpower, it enhances and complements. Every handmade bare piece represents 10 years of jewelry making experience and combines traditional metalsmithing techniques with wire-wrapping. Some pieces highlight the semi-precious and precious stones chosen for their color and texture, suspending them from almost invisible 14-karat gold chains or hand-forged 14-karat gold frames. Playing with light and texture, other pieces focus on the beauty of the 14-karat gold itself.
Although bare jewelry has found a home in several fashion-forward boutiques, much of bare’s business lies in one-of-a kind commissions from clients in Los Angeles, New York, and Europe. Since bare’s launch, Lucky, In Style, WWD, Shop Etc., Nylon and Marie Claire are a few of the magazines that have recognized the unique niche that bare jewelry fills. In addition, bare jewelry has graced the ears & necks of celebrities & fashion luminaries such as Charlize Theron, Rebecca Romijn, Jessica Alba, Christina Applegate, Anne Hathaway, Beyonce Knowles, Mary Alice Stephenson, Liv Tyler, Nicole Richie, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Carmen Kass, Alyssa Milano, Monet Mazur, & Gabrielle Union.
bare bags, launched in 2006 has garnered a similar following as bare jewelry through it's understated luxury. Clients from Eva Mendes to Jewel and Courtney Cox have appreciated the style, grace, and functionality of their bare bags. Our newest addition to the bare collection family is BARE BONES. Lauching in December 2011, BARE BONES is contemporary, yet sophisticated, and is appropriate for those looking for a unique wardrobe staple. We look forward to updating you with details on how BARE BONES is received as we learn them!