Sweet Charleston Designs and Sweet Traditions Jewelry designers’ Janie Manning and Angie Buxton are known for their love of Colonial History and cultural art form appreciation. They are passionate in their pursuit of introducing jewelry designs to the retail market, which are reminiscent of the Lowcountry elegance and other prominent handicrafts from our Colonial past. Each USA designed and produced collection is custom crafted using combinations of Sterling Silver and 18 Karat Gold, and Pewter. Sweet Charleston Designs and Sweet Traditions illustrate a unique style, elegance and grace which defines a new classic approach to today’s luxury and fashion jewelry markets. The collections offer an interpretive tribute to the ancient global art of coiled woven basketry, commonly referred to as Sweet Grass Basketry in America. The art form was introduced in America by enslaved rice farmers, brought to America beginning the late 1600’s. Sweet Grass Baskets are recognized as the oldest African American Art Form in the U. S. today.
Beginning with the signature launch of Sweet Charleston Designs’ Sewee Bay Collection, (custom cast sterling, hand woven with solid a wrap of 18 K Gold) the unique look captured attention of many who sought designer collections with a story that brings meaning to designer jewelry as a bit of history is behind each piece.
Sweet Traditions, our newest line of fashionable jewelry embraces the sweet grass basket look by representing the craft as an embossed motif in Sterling Silver, Gold Plate over Brass or Polished Pewter. Each piece is custom embossed one at a time, hand buffed, polished and assembled. The design captures the spirit of Lowcountry traditions. Sweet Charleston Designs is dedicated to preserving the art form of Sweet Grass Basketry and encourage others preserve the natural resources used by descendants of the original basket makers to continue the craft.
More than a Decade of Combined Experience | Prices May Vary Due to Precious Metal Market Fluctuations
18K Solid Gold Jewelry Hand Woven over Oxidized .925 Sterling Silver
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