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How a Design Comes to Life

Jewelry development process At Rail 814, we are proud to offer original designs that are truly ours. All jewelry pieces are hand sketched by designers and brought to life through a painstaking process.  By sharing our jewelry development process, you will look beyond the beautiful jewelries and see them as pieces of art that inspire you. To aspiring designers, I hope this blog post will help you in preparation for working with factories or developing in a team environment. Let’s walk through the journey of making the Tropicalia collection… A page from Diana's mood board Collection Concept The birth of a collection begins with a core concept.  My first question to the designer when developing a collection is always “what inspires...

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Dusty Rose meets Glam

Our Tropicalia jewelry was recently featured on Cuppajyo!  Jyo styled the gold tone jewels beautifully with a dusty rose color dress by MinkPink, and a furry white coat by Oasap.  We are absolutely obsessed with the color combination – a total glammed up romantic! On Jyo, Palmera Choker, Yacare Caiman Ring,  Paraiso 2-piece ring (Photos courtesy of Cuppajyo) We chatted up with Jyo, who is also the sweetest person ever, and asked her a few person questions.  Here is our little Q&A: [RAIL814]: It is so excited to cross into the year of 2016.  What is the one thing you are looking forward to in the new year?[Jyo]: Im excited that Cuppajyo now officially steps into the third year. This year I...

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Introducing... Tropicalia Collection

We’re proud and excited to announce that the Tropicalia jewelry collection from our first up-and-coming designer, Diana Garcia, has been officially launched! The 10-piece collection features 18k gold-plated baubles inspired by the exotic and wild beauty of the Amazon jungle. You can now purchase these gorgeous pieces through our site here. Every purchase made will support Diana and help launch her career. Wear these pieces with any outfit this spring and summer, and bring out the inner Amazonian goddess in you! Check out the rest of the lookbook on our lookbook page! Palmera Choker, Yacare Caiman Ring, Palmera Earrings (studs only) Palmera Earrings, Paraiso 2-piece Ring Apaporis 3-piece Bangle, Caiman Secret Necklace, Aves Del Paraiso Earcuff Maloca Cuff, Aves Del Paraiso Earcuff Check out the video on...

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Introducing Diana Garcia

We’re excited and honored to introduce our first jewelry designer, Diana Garcia! The mentoring and collaboration process with Diana is already in the works — keep an eye out for the debut of her first collection on our site and social media channels. To introduce her to the community, we’re playing 20 questions with Diana. Check out her fun responses below and get to know our very talented designer! Name: Diana GarciaOccupation: MFA Jewelry and Metal Art student at Academy of Art UniversityLocation: San Francisco, CAWebsite: http://www.dianagarcia.co 1. Dream job: My dream job would be a jewelry designer of my own brand. 2. When and how did you realize your calling for the arts?: Since I was child I loved...

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