Westchester-based Auburn Jewelry is returning to Long Island this weekend with a pop-up shop at Americana Manhasset in honor of Earth Day.
The pop-up will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at J. Crew in Americana Manhasset.
Jewelry designer Samantha Auburn Levine of Mt. Kisco in Westchester County said a portion of Sunday’s sales will be donated to Ocean Conservancy, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group that helps formulate ocean policy at the federal and state government levels based on peer-reviewed science.
Levine is the owner and creative director of Auburn Jewelry, a unique, high-quality line of classic, elegant, necklaces, pendants, rings, bracelets, cufflinks, keychains and charms handcrafted from sterling silver, 14k gold and brightly colored enamel.
Levine began creating silver jewelry at age 14 and continued honing her skills throughout high school and college, minoring in jewelry and metals at Skidmore. Concerned that she couldn’t count on a career in jewelry making, she decided to be practical by earning a law degree — but ended up following her dream and launching her business in the spring of 2013.
Levine designs approximately 50 pieces a month and her line has expanded into a successful custom business. She especially enjoys designing signature pieces that have personal meaning to her clients.
Demand for the line has grown so much that Levine, who up until now has soldered, drilled, filed, enameled and buffed every piece by hand, is going into production so her jewelry will soon be available in store as well as online.