PATRICIA LOCKE JEWELRY

ABOUT THE ARTIST 

Patricia Locke
Chicago, Illinois

Patricia Locke Patricia Locke collections always blend the depth of fine art with a modern sense of fashion. Her work is immediately recognizable for its distinctive asymmetry, tantalizing multi-metal combinations and elegant use of positive-negative space. Each piece presents an exquisite paradox, at once handsome and beautiful, organic and geometric, and contemporary with heirloom overtones. Among America's premier contemporary jewelry designers, Patricia Locke's collections are timeless, relevant, and consummately collectible.

Self-taught, Patricia Locke had never worked with her hands or taken an art class prior to undertaking what would become her life's work in jewelry design. She designed her first pieces, fine jewelry in sterling silver and gold in 1971, working largely by private commission for several years. By 1979, the desire to reach a wider audience prompted her first designer costume jewelry collection, which she personally—and quickly—sold one-on-one to prominent galleries and retailers. In 1997, Deborah Rethemeyer joined Patricia as a partner in the business. Deborah's experience in retail, operations, marketing and design allowed her to streamline production and introduce the line to even more retailers across the country. Patricia and Deborah work together to design five collections annually. Patricia Locke jewelry is handcrafted by a team of artisans outside of Chicago, Illinois.

Each Patricia Locke Jewelry design is available in 24k gold plate or sterling silver plate over pewter, with semi-precious stones, Austrian crystals, beads and pearls. Ear wires are gold-filled or sterling silver; posts are hypoallergenic surgical steel.

COLOR STORIES

The following Patricia Locke Jewelry Color Stories are available in Shop and Online: 
All Crystal: The All Crystal Color Story includes Crystal, Crystal AB, and Black Diamond Austrian crystals, in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle).
Black & White: The Black & White Color Story includes Black Onyx, Hemitite, Pearl, Crystal, Black Diamond, and Jet Austrian crystals, in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle).
Celebration: The Celebration Color Story includes Chinese Turquoise, Camelian, Ruby, Fuchsia, Padparadscha, Tanzanite, Denim Blue, Indicolite, Aquamarine, Olivine, and Sunflower Austrian crystals, in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle).
Crystal Pearl: The Crystal Pearl Color Story includes Crystal, Crystal AB, Pearl, and Black Diamond Austrian crystals, in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle), and Pearls in a variety of sizes.
Fling: The Fling Color Story includes Chinese Turquoise, Camelian, Tanzanite, Fuchsia, Indian Red, Indicolite, Aquamarine, Olivine, Topaz, Light Topaz, Light Colorado, Light Rose, and Rose Austrian crystals in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle).
Hibiscus: The Hibiscus Color Story includes Camelian, Turquoise Howlite, Siam, Ruby, Fuchsia, Indian Red, Lime, Fern Green, Peridot, Olivine, Light Siam, Padparadscha, Rose, Light Rose, Light Topaz, and Light Colorado Austrian crystals, in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle).
Nest: The Nest Color Story includes Hematite, Chinese Turquoise, Tiger Eye, Denim Blue, Light Sapphire, Aquamarine, Indicolite, Indian Sapphire, Smoked Topaz, Smokey Quarts, Crystal Copper, Light Smoked Topaz, Light Colorado, and Black Diamond Austrian crystals, in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle).
Pacific: The Pacific Color Story includes Green Aventurine, Turquoise Howlite, Indicolite, Indian Sapphire, Aquamarine, Erinite, Olivine, Blue Zircon, Light Sapphire, Fern Green, Peridot, Khaki, Lime, and Jonquil Austrian crystals, in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle).
Passion: The Passion Color Story includes Amethyst, Aquamarine, Fuchsia, Light Amethyst, Ruby, Light Rose, Rose and Tanzanite Austrian crystals, in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle).
Purple Rain: The Purple Rain Color Story includes Amethyst, Cape Amethyst, Hematite, Purple Dyed Jade, Rose Quartz, Purple Velvet, Amethyst, Tanzanite, Light Amethyst, Violet, Light Rose, Light Peach, Black Diamond, Shadow Crystal, and Crystal Austrian crystals, in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle).
Tapestry: The Tapestry Color Story includes Red Tiger Eye, Tiger Eye, Garnet, Camelian, Fuchsia, Ruby, Siam, Light Siam, Indian Red, Smoked Topaz, Light Colorado Topaz, and Topaz Austrian crystals, in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle).
Tranquility: The Tranquility Color Story includes Cape Amethyst, Light Green Aventurine, Green Aventurine, Tiger Eye, Olivine, Aquamarine, Tanzanite, Denim Blue, Violet, Light Colorado, Black Diamond, Erinite, Chrysolite, and Khaki Austrian crystals, in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle).
Water Lily: The Water Lily color story includes Blue Abalone, Blue Lace Agate, Light Green Aventurine, Medium Green Aventurine, Purple Jade, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Blue Zircon, Chrysolite, Erinite, Indian Sapphire, Indicolite, Light Sapphire, Pacific Opal, Peridot, Tanzanite, and Violet Austrian crystals, in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle).
Zephyr: The Zephyr Color Story includes Chinese Turquoise, Aventurine, Pacific Opal, Denim Blue, Indian Sapphire, Aquamarine, Light Sapphire, Erinite, Light Turquoise, Chrysolite, Crystal Moonlight, and Crystal Austrian crystals, in a variety of sizes and shapes (round, square and rectangle).