First things first: do you want to win the stunning ring and cuff seen here? Then head on over to our Instagram account @thepennyrose and tag a friend to win.
Next, meet April Hall, the darling Oakland-based designer behind this line that has quickly become a new favorite of mine.
How did April May Jewelry come to be?
I started making jewelry almost four years ago and continue to do so because I feel that I've finally found a creative medium in which I can fully express myself. Before jewelry, I was a hairstylist for seven years and I still do hair a few days a week.
What's the April May Jewelry aesthetic?
Minimal and bold. My pieces have a simplicity factor, but at the same time make a statement and radiant strong femininity. Prices are $20-$70.
What do you love most about what you do?
Hands down, the women I meet. My pieces are created not just from my knowledge of design but also from a place of love and positive energy. I feel that they become powerful in a sense because of that. My hope is to not only help women feel more beautiful when they wear a piece of my jewelry, but to also serve them a reminder to themselves of just how empowered they are.
Where is your work sold ?
You can currently find April May Jewelry in various brick and mortar shops around the Bay Area. A list of those shops can be found on my website, where you can also make purchases at AprilMayJewelryco.com
What's in store for you and your line in 2016?
Big things! I'm incorporating new materials and metals in my designs. The pieces included in the Instagram contest are just a preview. Be on the lookout for my spring collection that will launch early April.