Getting dragged around by Mom and Dad at their whim is a risk of childhood.
Not so for jewelry designer April Reno. The New Jersey native (and recent SF transplant) turned years of accompanying her antiques dealer parents to flea markets and trade shows into a historically and architecturally inspired line of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
The long pendant Beau necklace echoes art deco influences (it’s her favorite period) with circular-striated plated fourteen-karat gold, a cut-glass center, and sexy tasseled fringe. Find the more opulent baroque in the Paris earrings and Bernadin bracelet, with curling lines and twisted metal (translated from an 18th-century gate spotted in the City of Light).
Next she’ll dabble in pieces of oxidized silver and gold for a softer finish reminiscent of aged metal.
Almost antique. Fancy that.
Photos: Courtesy of April Reno