This article brought to you courtesy of Sara Winter of Nielsen's Jewelers, Portland Tribune Insider Jewelry Expert.

Sara Winter

We spent the last of summer vacation soaking up some rays in central Oregon.  I love the end of summer with nature's colors everywhere!   On the nights without the haze of forest fires, the sky was caked with stars, too many to count.  Each one shining bright and beautiful, showing its individual beauty.  Belle Etoile, is French for 'beautiful star' and is the name of our featured jewelry designer.  With rich gem-like color and fine Italian craftsmanship, each handcrafted sterling silver Belle Etoile piece is the perfect gift for that special beautiful star in your life, or for adding a bit of color to your own wardrobe.   

Belle Etoile pieces are created with stones or stunning hand painted enamel. Inspired by European fashion trends, Belle Etoile combines natural beauty and grace to create outstanding designs. Their high quality Italian enamel work features designs of everything under the sky.  Bangles, rings, pendants and earrings with names like pashmina, butterfly kisses, sea turtle and Delano tell you this designer has it all!  The Sea Turtle Collection shows turtles swimming in bright enameled under the sea motifs. The Delano Collection features thick straight lines and shapes in rich blues and black.  Pashmina, a colorful combination of flowers and shapes mimics a tiny piece of fabric. With prices starting at $125, these quality designs are fun and affordable! Reflecting the lifestyle of modern women, Belle Etoile lets you express yourself and shine like the star you are!

Nielsen's Jewelers

825 N. E. Multnomah St. #280

Portland, OR 97232