By Olivia Tinsley
Lisa Bridge’s new line for Ben Bridge Jewelers is sure to instill some serious wanderlust. Inspired by far-flung trips to Rio and Santorini, as well as local destinations in the San Juans and Cascades, she combined precious metals and genuine gemstones into four stunning sub-collections.
We stopped by the the collection’s first look happy hour at Motif Seattle on January 28 to check out the baubles and chat with Bridge about her designs:
After noticing how many of her friends were sporting metals and gems of the faux variety, Bridge was inspired to create a genuine line of jewelry that wouldn’t break the bank. A fifth-generation Bridge and a self-proclaimed gem-nerd (she graduated from the Gemological Institute of America), she sought to introduce interesting stones—like her personal favorite, the labradorite ring—while still remaining true to the traditional Ben Bridge values of quality and authenticity. “It’s exciting to see the next evolution of Ben Bridge,” she told us.
Call us locally biased, but the Cascade collection was our favorite. We couldn’t stop eying the double triangle smoky quartz necklace. Each destination has a different essence to offer. Whether you prefer the deep blues of Santorini or the softness of the San Juans, the new line is the perfect bridge (forgive us the pun) between fashion and fine jewelry.