Patricia Locke jewelry speaks a distinctive visual language that encourages self-expression 
and hints at a subliminal universe of rites, passages and mysteries. Inspired from a wealth 
of cultural and historic influences - including architecture, archeology, astronomy, and 
global travel - her provocative collections reflect an aura of romance, self-possession and 
multi-faceted femininity.

Patricia Locke collections always blend the depth of fine art with a modern sense of fashion. 
Her work is immediately recognizable for its distinctive asymmetry, tantalizing multi-metal 
combinations and elegant use of positive-negative space. Each piece presents an exquisite 
paradox, at once handsome and beautiful, organic and geometric, and contemporary with heirloom 

Self-taught, Patricia Locke had never worked with her hands or taken an art class prior to 
undertaking what would become her life's work in jewelry design.  She designed her first pieces, 
fine jewelry in sterling silver and gold in 1971, working largely by private commission for 
several years.  By 1979, the desire to reach a wider audience prompted her first designer costume
jewelry collection, which she personally - and quickly - sold one-on-one to prominent galleries 
and retailers.  In 1997, Deborah Rethemeyer joined Patricia as a partner in the business.  
Deborah's experience in retail, operations, marketing and design allowed her to streamline 
production and introduce the line to even more retailers across the country.  Patricia and 
Deborah work together to design five collections annually. Patricia Locke jewelry is handcrafted 
by a team of artisans outside of Chicago, Illinois.

Among America's premier contemporary jewelry designers, Patricia Locke's collections are timeless, 
relevant, and consummately collectible. 

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