Our friend Jane Pope Cooper knows a thing or two about jewelry, having started her own eponymous jewelry line right here in South Carolina in 2001 and since been featured in magazines such as Vogue and Marie Claire. Don’t you love this photo of her that Chassity Evans of Look Linger Love took on a recent visit to her studio in Spartanburg? Gorgeous! We took a few minutes to chat with her about the bridal side of her business and are excited to share her answers with you here.
Another shot by Chassity of some of Jane’s beautiful rings. “I am a big fan of mixing modern and heirloom jewelry,” Jane tells us. “For my own wedding, I wore a ring and earring set that was over 150 years old with my Jane Pope Jewelry BRANCH bangles. I love the intricate details of heirloom pieces with the organic lines and textures of Jane Pope Jewelry.”
What are some of your best selling pieces for weddings?
It is all across the board. I have done necklaces, earrings, bracelets… and engagement rings. I am working on an eternity band collection that I am super excited about. I love mixing some more polished sparkle with my organic rings. I am a big proponent of lots of stacking with rings!
What kind of jewelry do you think is best for a bridesmaids gift?
I have had several brides who have given each bridesmaids something different, but all in the same theme. The thinner rings like the arrow, knot and XO rings are all great for bridesmaids gifts. Anything from the LOVE collection feels sweet and special for a wedding.
Thanks for the tips Jane! Here are some of our favorite bridal ready pieces from her collection: 1. textured MAR cuff, $725; 2. lemon chrysoprase DROP earrings in 14kt yellow gold setting and hook with champagne diamonds, $814; 3. 12mm x 12mm rainbow hickoryite CABOCHON stud earrings in 14kt yellow gold setting, $614; 4. LONG BAR necklace, $238; 5. heavy BRANCH bangle, $698; 14kt yellow gold SEEDLING necklace with white diamond on 18″ chain, $440