Wendy Brandes has grown to become a unique luxury jewelry brand who spent fifteen years in media and marketing, including key positions at the Wall Street Journal, CNN, People.com and investment banking firm Lehman Brothers. Her first jewelry designs were of her own engagement ring and wedding band way back in 2001. It excited her and she took it up professionally in 2005. Her editorial experience is also come in handy when she launched her blog Wendy Brandes Jewelry in 2007.
Wendy Brandes is strongly influenced by the stories of fascinating women whether they lived in the 16th century or the ’60. Her jewelry line has a wide range of exciting themes – from literature and history, through royalty and noble women,to pop culture and nature. Her jewelry are normally crafted out of 18K yellow gold, 18K white gold, platinum, and mixed metals. She uses precious metals, conflict-free diamonds and precious gemstones on her pieces to express her vision. Her jewelry pieces are bold and eye-catching, yet feminine and organic. Mechanical pieces that open and close, unscrew or twist are her specialties.
As she wrote on her website’s page: “Expect the unexpected, including jewelry that opens up, twists into new shapes and even whistles.”
Her motto “Wear What You Want” will last for a long time. Wendy Brandes designs are available online and range from $440-$26,500.