Story by Rachel Schwartzmann – Shop Minoux Jewelry – Photos by Cel Jarvis for The Style Line
In our stories, we’ve discovered that embracing
minimalism leaves extra room to inspire new thought. In matters of style, jewelry designer Kristen Robison of Minoux Jewelry contends that through her thoughtful approach to design, refined jewelry can help bring out the best and most bold elements of your personal style. “I strive to design pieces that are a comfort and a joy to wear,” she stated in our interview below, “[ones] that remind you of who you are every time you put them on.” The Portland-based jeweler also pays careful attention to her environmental impact and is transparent in her commitment to utilize sustainable and recycled materials – though she says that finding ways to implement these practices has become an ongoing challenge.
For now, Kristen attributes her main source of creative inspiration to the opportunity that comes with designing with longevity in mind… because really, if you’re going to take a minimal approach to shopping you might as well have pieces that will carry you through no matter the season. In today’s story, read on to discover our studio visit with Kristen below, who dives deeper into the jewelry making process and shares an edit of her Minoux essentials that lay the groundwork for building a jewelry collection that is sure to last a lifetime.
Shop Kristen’s Minoux Essentials:
AND CLICK THROUGH FOR MORE MOMENTS FROM our SHOOT at her Portland Studio.
Open Arch Bracelet, $172
Hover Bracelet, $148
I grew up on a farm by the ocean,
so I’m a country girl at heart. There’s nothing I love more than Pacific Northwest forests and rivers, so I spend a lot of my time outside of Minoux working to help protect them.