When Jill Selber Handaly and Sally Feldman moved to Bellevue a few years ago, they were surprised at how casual things were in the Pacific Northwest. Why didn’t women wear more jewelry here, they asked themselves. So the two intrepid ladies decided to start their own line of jewelry, which they dubbed Serpentine Modern Jewelry Design.
Before they knew it, they had a range of high-end necklaces and earrings that varied in size and style as well as an offering of pendants, which can be purchased separately or with a chain.
There’s the chochina druzy pendant ($878) on a 36-inch oxidized silver large oval link chain with a large pave diamond clasp ($798). Or consider the fossilized stingray coral pendant ($718) on the faceted labradorite wire-wrap with a pave diamond clasp ($548) for a night on the town.
Select pieces can be found on the duo’s website or in person at Butch Blum in Seattle and La Ree in Bellevue.