March 15, 2018
Wendy Brandes to Partner with 1stdibs, a Leading Resource for Online Art & Jewelry Collectors
The designer’s move will also support an expanding international presence
(New York) -- Award-winning jewelry designer Wendy Brandes launched her 1stdibs.com storefront this month, serving two key objectives in one stroke.
1stdibs.com specializes in bringing together the best furniture, fine art, jewelry, and watch dealers from more than 600 cities around the world. Brandes’s artisanal use of metal makes the intersection of collectibles offered by 1stdibs an ideal location to offer her one-of-a-kind and limited-edition designs.
Thus, Brandes sees the partnership as a venue that strengthens the direction her collection has progressed in over the last five years, to more dramatic and yet more intricate pieces with whimsical or historical stories driving the designs. She says, “Placing my work alongside fine art made sense to me, since lost-wax-cast dragons and pink-sapphire pachyderms don’t appeal only to discerning jewelry wearers; I’m also aiming for rare art collectors.”
Secondly, the new venue expands the international market for the Brandes, because she says, “1stdibs gives dealers exceptional access to the world’s best shipping and customs teams, making private client relationships across the globe even more accessible.” In addition to the helpful team coordinating shipment of Brandes’s prized goods, the site offers round-the-clock guidance for collectors who are in the market for something unique, even facilitating requests for completely custom designs.
“We are thrilled to welcome Wendy Brandes to our growing jewelry division, and look forward to supporting their business goals,” said Cristina Miller, Chief Commercial Officer, 1stdibs. “The Wendy Brandes collections represent high-quality, timeless beauty that offers a bold statement, making them an excellent addition to the 1stdibs dealer community.”
The addition of 1stdibs as a selling venue is another iconoclastic move for the 13-year industry veteran. Last year, Brandes announced Wendy Brandes Wedding, a wedding jewelry collection that specializes in one-of-a-kind pieces, including gender-neutral designs. Brandes says, “I’ve had many customers who originally didn’t think they wanted wedding jewelry, just because they’ve been exposed to too many similar designs marketed to one type of couple. I’m excited to offer unique designs that appeal to clients who feel left out of the traditional jewelry scene.”
To view the Wendy Brandes storefront on 1stdibs, please visit, https://www.1stdibs.com/dealers/wendy-brandes-jewelry
About Wendy Brandes Jewelry: Wendy Brandes’s 18K gold signature line — inspired by the true stories of powerful women —is known for its one-of-a-kind designs, world-class workmanship, intricate detail, and “covert luxury.” The latter element often involves hidden gems and figures, as well as surprising mechanical elements. Brandes's designs have been featured in publications including InStyle, Elle, W Magazine, Paper, and British Vogue, and spotted on Rihanna, model Bella Hadid, Britney Spears, and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Skylar Grey. Brandes received the Women’s Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence in design in 2017 and Fashion Group International's Rising Star Award for fine jewelry in 2012. Her work has been honored by the AGTA Spectrum Awards; JCK's Jeweler's Choice Awards; the InDesign Awards; and the American Jewelry Design Council New Talent Competition.
About 1stdibs: 1stdibs is the world's leading online marketplace for rare and desirable objects. Founded in 2001 to bring the Paris flea markets online, the website today is the go-to source for those who have a passion for the most beautiful things on earth. By bringing together the best furniture, fine art, jewelry and watch dealers from more than 600 cities around the world, 1stdibs offers an exclusive inventory not available anywhere else online.
For inquiries, including high-resolution images:
Brand Development, Wendy Brandes Jewelry