Diamanti Designs wholesales Guatemalan jewelry and crafts online at DiamantiDesigns.com and offers Penelope Diamanti's original jewelry designs by appointment or pick box.
Penny jewelry features top quality gemstones, organic materials, metals, vintage glass and exotic components, she personally sourced from markets around the world. Designer Penelope Diamanti has lived in Europe and Africa and traveled widely in Asia and South and Central America collecting beads and learning about their cultural, historical & spiritual significance.
Penelope imports an assortment of Guatemalan seed bead jewelry hand-made by Maya artists. Working directly with the makers, we ensure them a fair wage while also proving our wholesale customers with beautiful and affordable necklaces, bracelets and earrings. We hand-pick each piece to maintain our high standards for design, color, and finishing.
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African Accents - bold designs built around indigenous stone, glass, brass, silver and organic beads mostly from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali and Niger as well as Morocco, Mauritania and Ethiopia. Vintage and antique trade beads, chain, resin, and contemporary glass create a harmony of new and vintage components in this collection. Available at Beadazzled DC and Smithsonian Museum of African Art Gift Shop in Washington, DC.
Asian Connection - new,
vintage, and antique silver and vermeil beads and pendants from India,
Nepal, Tibet, Central Asia, Thailand, and Indonesia paired with smooth
and faceted gemstones, chain, glass, and organic beads. Cinnabar and Blue and White Porcelain lines available at Smithsonian Freer/Sackler Museum Shop in Washington, DC.
Natural Wonders - quality gems including amber, amethyst, apatite,
carnelian, citrine, coral, crystal, garnet, jade, labradorite, lapis
lazuli, onyx, pearls turquoise and more, with sterling silver, vermeil,
and high karat gold. This collection tends to have a more sleek contemporary
look. Some examples available at Smithsonian Natural History Museum Shop in Washington DC.
Guatemalan Bead Weavers - tiny glass seed beads intricately combined into bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. From Native American designs to contemporary patterns, this lightweight jewelry is popular with all ages.
Available at Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian shops in DC & NY
Turkoman Treasures - a
sub-category of the Asian Connection collection that focuses on Turkoman
silver and fire-gilded beads and pendants set with carnelian or lapis
lazuli. These pieces reflect the the
sumptuous decorative traditions of the nomadic Turkoman people of
Central Asia. Available at Smithsonian Freer/Sackler Museum Shop in Washington DC
Ancient Echoes - unique adornment made from ancient stone and glass beads, many are
thousands of years old. Each is a one-of-a-kind treasure combining
ancient beads with old and new gold, silver, copper, brass, glass and
matte finish hand-made stone beads.
Ananda Yoga - Om pendants, other mantra and mandala pendants in sterling silver, vermeil
and hand-painted miniatures representing Ganesha,
Hanuman, Saraswati, Lakshmi, and more combined with precious and semi-precious gems and chain. Available at Willow Street Yoga in Takoma Park and Silver Spring, MD
Eclectic Originals - anything that doesn't fit neatly into any of the other collections. Always full of surprises!
Wholesale inquiries from Galleries and Museum Stores welcome! Pick boxes of Penny's jewelry are available with hold on credit card.
Our Guatemalan jewelry is available wholesale at DiamantiDesigns. com.
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us!