Designs by Dhona

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Dhona Sanders Williams, Designer and Personal Jeweler
made By Design with you in mind…™

Accessorize! Whether it’s a dainty choker, a big chunky necklace or a delicate string of pearls or crystals, worn short or long, in pairs or solo, bracelets staked 5-high, chandeliers or dangles; …no ensemble is complete today without accessories. Glass beads, crystals, gemstones and pearls are back in style by popular demand! With the cost of precious metals skyrocketing, consumers are gravitating toward jewelry without the hefty price tag, and costume jewelry is soaring in popularity. It's a guilt-free way for shoppers to tune-up their wardrobes. Costume jewelry is finally taking its rightful place in the fashion world. The price point of costume jewelry, or fashion jewelry as it is known today, allows consumers to experiment with a multitude of looks without making a huge investment.

Designs by Dhona jewelry is made from the finest Czech and Australian Glass; Natural wood; Gemstones; Pave', Australian, European and Swarovski® crystal beads - intricately detailed and of the highest quality. All fasteners, wire and findings and charms (unless otherwise noted) are 316 stainless steel, silver plated, gold plated, or rose gold plated.

Czech Glass and Gemstones  We are proud to offer a vibrant kaleidoscope of colors, shapes, finishes and types of glass beads and gemstones. Covering the artistic spectrum from elegant to playful, glass beads are an unbeatable combination of beauty and value. Perfect for any occasion and a must-have for every wardrobe. Gemstones are classic, they add style and flare to any ensemble. Gemstones come in all shapes, color variations and sizes and make beautiful bracelets.  

Using faux jewels is not a new concept. Queen Elizabeth covered everything from gowns to furnishings with thousands of glass pearls and glass diamonds, creating an embellishment craze in the royal courts. Coco Chanel turned faux costume jewelry into mainstream fashion during the 1920s with long ropes of faux pearls and large glass jeweled brooches and cuffs. She proved that wearing the real thing together with faux design elements could create a lavish, one-of-a-kind fashion statement.

Swarovski® Crystals – Swarovski® (Swore-off-ski) crystal components are regarded as the highest quality machine cut and polished crystal beads in the world. Meticulously crafted in Austria to the highest standards of quality, Swarovski® crystal sets the standard. Because Swarovski® crystal is machine-cut it provides flawless consistency, and the rich color and captivating sparkle that makes any design unforgettable. Because of this fact, Swarovski® crystals are significantly higher in price than their imitated counterparts – but well worth the cost because the quality and brilliance is second to none. Notice how they sparkle and glisten as the light hits them (for best results, check them out in sunlight). You can wear them with your formal or with jeans and still achieve the most elegant look. No jewelry collection is complete without at least one set of Swarovski® Crystal. I encourage you to try Czech Firepolished crystal - a less expensive alternative to Swarovski Crystal - a splendid "imitation", its truly beautiful in it's own right.

Pave' Crystals – Defined by the closeness of the crystal settings into clay or metal. Pave' crystal is extremely hot right now - and rightly so... they are gorgeous! One of my most popular selling items (All Things Pave') will light up your wrist and your life!
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We hope you can find everything you need. Designs by Dhona is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet and exceed your expectations.
With a variety of bracelet designs to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Look around our site and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
We hope to see you again soon! There's much, much more to come!

handcrafted jewelry, Minneapolis, MN

Designs by Dhona likes to keep up with current trends in an effort to keep our clients fresh! Here's what's trending now under "Hot New Trends".

stackable bracelets, Minneapolis, MN

Designs by Dhona carries Pave' Crystal in a  wide range of vibrant colors to adorn your wrist, ears and neck with true "bling!" Pave' settings are made up of lots of small gemstones, usually diamonds, crystals or rhinestones, set closely together. The gems are separated and held in place by little beads of the setting metal or clay. The result is what looks like a continuous surface of diamonds or crystals. Here we offer Pave' Crystals who's brilliance will blow you away! Our most popular designs are shown under "All Things Pave".  To see our complete collection, please contact us to make an appointment to visit our showroom.

custom bracelets, Minneapolis, MN

At Designs by Dhona, custom orders don't upset us! We specialize in "one of a kind" "uniquely yours" and  "made By Design with you in mind!"   Come allow us to give you the individual attention you crave and desire.

For custom orders, use the "Contact" tab.