Melanie Barse began her adventures in jewelry in her native Fort WorthTexaswith a small gift store run with her motherNancy Barse Moore. Melanies natural ability to speak languages led her travels to Mexicowhere she was one of the first people to begin importing sterling into the U.S. from TaxcoMexico. As a twenty-somethingMelanie would scout the best pieces and bring them back to sell at the store. But Melanie didnt stop there. She knew she could sell her expertly culled pieces to othersso she partnered with her husbandMichael Gobrilto form Barse Jewelry. The name Barse is an artistic legacy. Melanies great uncleGeorge Randolph Barseis a renowned American artist whose work is displayed throughout the nationincluding the Library of Congress.
Melanies intrepid style and eye for jewelry led her to begin importing world-roundand the business grew to be a successful global import company. Soonher energetic travels led to Asiawhere she discovered the rich culture and opportunities in beautiful Thailand. She quickly adapted to the Thai language and saw the opportunity to create a factory where she could design and produce her own trend-driven pieces. Her Thailand factory now employs more than 250 people; most are skilled artisansexpert lapidariesand master mold carvers who have been with her for years. Melanie often works with miners to cull opaque stones that are cut specifically for Barse designsfurther distinguishing her pieces from designers who use pre-cut stones. Melanies factory also utilizes the age-old practice of lost-wax castingallowing for the richflawless details found in Barse jewelry. It is rare in todays jewelry market to find a designer that does not use stamped out methods of productionand the quality shows in Barse Jewelry.The designs that Melanies factory produces come from the team she leads in Dallas. Her product development and design teams are on the forefront of fashion and trends for each season. Trend meetingsrunway showsand frequent visits to fashion meccas like New York and Paris are all on Melanies plate.
The Barse Brand
Barse Jewelry includes designer sterling silverbronzecopperand silver overlay with a focus on opaque stonesespecially through custom cuts and placements. Every piece designed bears an unusual detailrevealing the special touch Barse fans love. With Melanie leading her design teamand her own factoryshe can bring her fresh collections to lifewith uncommon usage of stonescustom cutsand placements that create a look like no other.Necklace featuring strand of turquoise beads in various cuts with sterling silver bail supporting turquoise pendant
Items containing natural stones may have slight variances in sizeshapeand color.
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