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Filigree Jewelers

Owned by Catherine and Brent Thies, Filigree Jewelers offers the most unique and impressive jewelry collection not only in Minnesota, but across the nation. They specialize in antique and estate pieces, but also carry a wide variety of modern and custom pieces. Catherine and Brent both have a discerning eye and a wealth of knowledge. Fun fact, I own the first signed Filigree piece! 


Mille began as a small boutique in Minneapolis carrying a variety of brands and has since become an eponymous brand on its own. Owner Michelle LeBlanc designs easy breezy pieces that can be dressed up or down. Mille pieces are the building blocks of my uniform many days and a constant in my suitcase when traveling.

Le Lion

Le Lion Collection is owned by Laura Gelfand and was established in 2017. I began buying Le Lion from its inception and haven’t stopped since. Laura creates heirloom pieces in Italy and embellishes them with monograms, motifs, and vintage buttons just to name a few. Le Lion pieces are most definitely going to be passed down to my daughters one day – they’re that good!