Jessica Ricci Jewelry
Co-founder of The Mandala Way and Rhode Island-born jewelry designer, Jessica loves to travel to far-away flea markets to gather what time has left behind. Jess transforms these beloved cultural artifacts into accessories and home decor to offer another life for these almost-lost objects. Antique lace — sewn with care and attention — becomes earrings and rings; millennia-circulated coins — that have traveled the world — get a second chance as pendants or studs; and keys — that open unknown doors — are put to new use. Jess also works with sea glass she collects on the New England beaches to create naturalistic, organic, and intricate forms that even an Etruscan would love. She tries to create work that looks as if just pulled from Pompeii.