An assortment of silver and gemstone earrings by Stephanie Onel.

Stephanie Onel

Sterling Silver & Gemstones

Asheville artist Stephanie Onel creates stunning jewelry pieces fueled by her love for classic design, art history, and ancient cultures. She brings a modern twist to age-old adornment styles, skillfully combining sterling silver, semi-precious, and precious stones for a contemporary look. Additionally, Stephanie draws her creative sparks from Mother Nature’s intricate details, capturing the beauty of textures, patterns, and those delightful surprises hidden in the tiniest aspects of the natural world.

Stephanie studied art history and fine art before traveling and living in Europe, Istanbul, and the Middle East. This rich tapestry of experiences shaped her creative path. In 2004, she relocated to Asheville, NC, where she discovered her niche as a metalsmith and jewelry designer. She honed her skills under the guidance of a renowned jewelry artisan and continues to grow, finding joy and fulfillment in her craft. Her journey, filled with passion and commitment, brings a special touch to each of her designs.

 

Jewelry Care

Stephanie’s sterling silver jewelry is “urban ancient” with a permanent oxidation created by a jeweler’s solution called Liver of Sulphur. For oxidized jewelry that has darkened in color, the ideal cleaning solution is a paste made from 1/4 cup of baking soda and two tablespoons of water. Using a damp, clean cotton cloth, apply the paste to the jewelry and gently rub, rinse, and lightly buff it. It’s crucial to ensure the jewelry is thoroughly dried before storing it.

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