Jewelry with a sense of history comes to Vail Valley |

Jewelry with a sense of history comes to Vail Valley

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail Daily

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – A visitor to Vail since the ’80s, Cindy Beller understands mountain elegance. Beller and her representative Roni Hinkson will give Asian Village visitors individual consultations during the Treasures of the Ozarks trunk show in Riverwalk in Edwards Wednesday through Friday.

Beller grew up in Chicago, working in her father’s jewelry store where she delighted in assembling unlikely combinations that raised her father’s eyebrows.

Individually-designed clasps using her collection of vintage buttons, fossils and one-of-a-kind stones are just one of the distinguishing traits of Beller’s jewelry. Her handcrafted treasures are uncluttered and dramatic in its simplicity.

Finding stones from all over the world, Beller combines cultures such as African and Anasazi, Caribbean and Tibetan, and Australian and Chinese into her designs. Her sense of form and color is significant to each piece. Her degree in fine arts and interior design from Maryville College, St. Louis inform Beller’s work, giving it depth and authenticity.

A sense of history is yet another facet of Beller’s work.

“All stones are antique,” Beller said. “They’re not making any new ones that I know of!”

Prehistoric ammonites, fossilized teeth and sea creatures, indigenous pottery and cultural amulets all find harmony with natural stone. To her, each stone tells its own story. She frames and balances these stories to create heirloom-quality pieces. No two are alike.

Asian Village is located across from Starbucks. Call 970-949-6188 for more information.

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