Talk about eye catching. The reversible initial pendants and bracelets made by Kendra Phillip Jewelry come in gold, rose gold and silver plated finishes. When they catch the light, they shine like coins in a treasure chest. In fact, you won’t just look rich when wearing one of the line’s signature pieces – you’ll feel rich too. Kendra Pariseault, who owns the company with her childhood friend Phillip Sowa, says their inspiration comes from modern, sophisticated and elegant women such as design icon Coco Chanel and cultural icon Holly Golightly.
While the line is sold online and in high-end boutiques from here to Maine, its manufactured exclusively in Rhode Island, where Pariseault and Sowa are from. “This is an aspect of the business that is very personal and important to both of us,” Pariseault says proudly. While the business is a new venture (started in April 2011) it’s already seen booming success, which has called for the development of new pieces including their Textured Mini Cuffs (the hammered rose gold cuff is our favorite). “Phil has grown up with jewelry manufacturing in his blood and I have always had a love for fashion and jewelry,” Pariseault says. Well, it shows. Locally, items are available for purchase at Kristina Richards in Cranston and at With Heart and Soul in Cumberland.