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JEWELRY WITH A CENTURIES-OLD AFRICAN FEEL: ASHLEY PITTMAN’S LATEST COLLECTION AT NEIMAN MARCUS AUSTIN

(Photo: Jewelry by Ashley Pittman)

We love one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, don't you? One where each piece tells a story? Jewelry connoisseurs, look no further. Do we have an event for you as you enjoy… Ashley Pittman’s latest collection of handcrafted jewelry made in Kenya.

Where? Neiman Marcus Austin, in the Luxury Jewelry department on the first floor. When? Saturday April 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You do not want to miss out on the chance to meet the designer herself, Ashley Pittman. A one-of-a-kind woman, Ashley donates a percentage of all profits to rural Kenya where she is helping to fund the operation of a health center and school. Her contributions are an effort to help the foundation expand the area and scope that they serve, making waves of change.

Her gemstone embellished cuffs and various drop earrings are simply apt to complete an outfit for any outing this summer. Each of Ashley’s pieces has a unique handcrafted feel that represents the power and simplicity seen in the shapes and textures of centuries-old African jewelry. Feel the authentic yet fierce vibe of each necklace, earring, cuff, bangle and ring while adorning yourself with pieces featuring re-purposed horn, semiprecious gemstones, bronze and more materials indigenous to East Africa.

To enjoy sips and sweet bites, make your appearance at this can’t miss event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on the Ashley Pittman collection, visit http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Ashley-Pittman/Designers/cat29970731/c.cat