Welcome to J'Adorn Designs, your destination for custom jewelry and modern bridal accessories. My name is Alison and I'm the owner of this couture jewelry studio. I go by many titles because I wear all the "hats" in this one-woman small business; some of my favorites include designer, artist, metalsmith, CEO, and custom jeweler.
I'm inspired by botanical forms, which feature prominently in my work from cast natural objects and wax carvings/sculptures to more interpreted elements expressed through fabricated and wire-wrapped pieces. Much of my work features colorful gemstones, which I incorporate via cast-in-place, traditional stone setting, and beadwork. Another primary source of inspiration is the tradition of family heirlooms, which I believe reflect what we value most and have the power to shape the future. In that spirit, I seek to create meaningful pieces with the intention of comfortable wear and longevity for people of all walks of life.
Meet the Designer
I discovered my passion for personalized accessories in late 2011 when I was planning my own wedding and was dissatisfied with the jewelry offerings I found at bridal shops. I opted to make a set of matching jewelry for my own bridesmaids instead, and just a few short months later opened an online shop for my creations.
I was a self-taught jewelry designer and artisan when I founded J'Adorn Designs in early 2012. Through metalsmithing courses, collaborations with other artists, and countless hours of studio practice, I have been refining my craft ever since with the goal of offering heirloom quality jewelry and hair accessories that will stand the test of time for people from all walks of life.
As an avid gardener and watersports enthusiast, I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world, so you'll see botanical and organic forms featured prominently in my work. I pride myself on the meticulous attention to detail, high quality, and intuitive customer service for which my work has become known.
About the Brand
J'Adorn Designs is an award-winning jewelry studio located in historic Savage Mill, Maryland, a converted former textile mill near Baltimore. We specialize in customized jewelry and modern bridal accessories, from ready-to-wear collections to bespoke creations. We proudly ship worldwide and offer wholesale ordering to a select group of retailers.
Each piece in the shop is made to order, so customizations are both available and welcomed. To inquire about a specific piece, contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How soon can I expect to receive my jewelry after I place an order?
If you purchase jewelry from the pre-designed collections in our online shop, you can expect to receive your order within 4 to 6 weeks of placing your order. This timeframe is due to the fact that each piece is made to order, which enables us to easily accommodate customization requests. (Note: If you would like us to make customizations to your order, please make your request via our contact form prior to purchasing to ensure that we can make the changes you desire.)
For custom and bespoke jewelry, a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks is typical. Details for individual custom orders will be determined during our consultation and reflected in each individual contract.
Rush orders can be placed by request. We take these on a case by case basis, and potential expedition costs are covered by the client. Please feel free to reach out with any questions if you need to place a rush order!
What is your policy on returns? What if my jewelry purchase breaks?
Jewelry may be returned for a store credit if it is sent back in new condition with its receipt and original packaging within 30 days of the original purchase. Store credit for jewelry received as a gift will be issued, if the item in question is still being sold in our online shop, at the item's current selling price.
Any piece of jewelry you purchase comes with a guarantee that it will last you in a durable way. If your piece breaks due to regular wear and tear within six months of purchase, just send it back along with your receipt and we will replace or repair it for free. Returns after the six months mark will be done on a discretionary basis with applicable fees determined by case.
What type of metals do you use?
Our handcrafted jewelry uses a variety of metals to offer a broad price and quality range.
Our gemstone jewelry collections such as New Bloom, Harmony, and Prism feature 14k gold- and rose gold-filled metals alongside sterling silver options. Many of our bridal collection pieces and hair accessories utilize gold-, rose gold-, and silver-plated metals. All metal types are noted in the individual product descriptions, and we can customize most pieces to accommodate your needs.
Finer quality materials such as solid gold and platinum are available for custom & bespoke orders. For custom orders, we will work with you to determine which option is the best choice for your particular design.
Do you have a physical shop I can visit?
We do not have a retail shop that is open to the public, but we have a working studio in Catonsville, MD, that is available for client consultations by appointment.
We often participate in seasonal pop-up shops and trunk shows as well to bring our pieces closer to the community. If you'd like to know when and where we will be, subscribe to our VIP contact list and keep your eye on the J'Adorn Designs blog for current news & upcoming events.
In addition, we have an exclusive Facebook group, which you can join here for access to secret discounts, first dibs on new items, and our big annual sample sale, where we sell discontinued and vintage J'Adorn treasures at deeply discounted prices!
If you'd like to host a trunk show or include our products in your pop-up shop, please contact us here.
I own a shop or boutique. Is your jewelry available for wholesale and batch orders?
Yes! You can shop our new wholesale marketplace on Handshake to order directly online for your shop! We currently work with a carefully selected group of shops and boutiques, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Cotton & Co. Vintage Boutique, It's Neighbor Made, and others. If you prefer to place your order offline, we have line sheets for our handcrafted jewelry & bridal accessory collections available upon request.
Please contact us here for more information on wholesale orders and to request a line sheet.
How does the custom design process work?
- You can read all about our custom jewelry process from start to finish, right here!
Please note: custom and bespoke orders begin at a minimum of $250.00