Carolyn O’Keefe’s Beautiful American Estate Jewelry

This month’s Artist We Love spotlight shines on the remarkable Carolyn O’Keefe, Founder and visionary behind American Estate Jewelry. Inspired by an heirloom silver repousse cuff treasured by her mother, Carolyn launched the company to breathe new life into artisan silver-making traditions, which were dwindling in the U.S. She sought distinguished silversmith Michael Galmer, whose work includes trophies for the Preakness and Kentucky Derby, and who painstakingly molds and engraves each piece by hand.

As Carolyn intended, this statement jewelry makes for stunning heirlooms to pass down through generations.

The brand’s signature Forever Cuff Collection includes an array of gorgeous, flora-inspired pieces.

The chic Sunflower Cuff was presented to honorees at Traditional Home’s Classic Woman Awards last month.

Sue owns and loves The Peony Cuff, which she wore to the preview of her Owner’s Suite design for Oceania Cruises.

This turquoise basket-link bracelet is a recent introduction and another highlight of Sue’s personal collection.

We salute Carolyn’s commitment to reviving the repousse tradition and hope your own holiday surroundings evoke warm memories. Cheers!

Images: American Estate Jewelry


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