Designer and maker Nichole McIver's work is informed by a background in fine art and art history. With inspiration taken from Ancient Roman adornment and Medieval manuscript illumination, the jewelry has a striking and timeless appeal. Acanthus jewelry is handmade with high-quality materials including sterling silver, high karat gold, diamonds and semi-precious gemstones.
Nichole uses traditional techniques to handcraft each piece at her home studio in Central Minnesota. Acanthus Jewelry is known for the patterning of 24k gold on oxidized silver. The gold is painstakingly hand-applied and permanently bonded to the surface of the silver. This bonding process creates a finish that lasts longer than plating.