Last fall, I was attending the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour in the Cave Creek area when I came across Tres Elegante Designs and Jan’s wonderful and inspired work.
As a big guy with an 18+ inch neck and an 8.5 inch wrist, I was expecting disappointment. Despite seeing many great artists at art expos, I’ve found that most jewelry shows in Arizona have very few pieces designed specifically for men. This studio tour seemed no different, as the items I was seeing didn’t really pique my interest - until I saw the magnificent Dragon’s Tooth pendant! I tried it on and it felt like it was made just for me - I had to have it.
I am what you could call a jewelry guy; I have many great pieces that I wear often, but when I wore this pendant, I received more comments on it than I have on any other piece of jewelry in my collection.
Upon discovering the Dragon’s Tooth pendant, I became an instant fan and returning customer of Tres Elegante Designs. I have since purchased a Silver Fusion Gentleman’s cuff without folds; it is a masculine piece that perfectly captures my essence: the distinctive guy who cares about his appearance.
When I’m with friends I frequently receive comments from women on my Tres Elegante pieces, and several men have asked to try on the cuff. This comes as no surprise to me; these pieces are all-man, eye-catching, and yet, so refined.
Stumbling upon Jan’s gentlemen’s collection at the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour was serendipitous. Her gentlemen’s collection has proven to have the “wow” factor that is expected from beautifully crafted jewelry. Her pieces are a perfect accent for an elegant cocktail party, or for a casual outing for a few beers with the guys.
I am excitedly awaiting Jan’s next line of gentlemen’s jewelry and am eager to add to my growing collection of Tres Elegante Designs.
Tres Elegante Designs: Handcrafted statement jewelry for the individual who wants to be seen, recognized and taken seriously.