Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Art Illuminating the Spirit

Apparel and Accessories

Nancy Neill Earrings

Members: $85.50/$94.50 / Non-Members: $95.00/$105.00

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Product Description:

Nancy Neill (handmade in the USA)

After being inspired by her mother's jewelry designs, Nancy Neill left her "real job" and took uo full-time jewelry making. It started as a hobby, when her co-workers kept literally buying the jewelry off her neck. And so it began...a passion became a lifetime of creative pursuit.

Each piece of jewelry is individually crafted by Nancy and her jewelry artisans using found objects, beads, natural stones, charms, chains and other findings to create unique one-of-a-kind pieces at her studio in the Fox Valley in Northern Illinois. Inspired by nature and the world around us, each item is carefully designed to celebrate nature, to commemorate events or remember visits to special places, or simply to express the individuality of the woman who wears it.

 

What kind of metal is used in the Charms, Earrings and Necklaces?

The earring posts/wires are made og hypo-allergenic surgical steel. Plated hooks and wire earrings are a surgical base with either sterling silver or 14k gold plating.

The necklaces are jewelers' brass with sterling silver, rhodium, or 14k gold plating.

We use charms and components made of pure jeweler's brass - sometimes it is a polished finish or plated with a layer of sterling silver. The castings (3 dimensional charms) are made for us from American made lead-free pewter.

How do I clean my jewelry?

The best way to keep your jewelry looking new is to use a jeweler's polishing cloth to keep the metals looking bright. Never use paste of liquid cleaners as it may harm the finish. Store your jewelry with care and it will give you many years of pleasure and praise.