Ramona Crutcher vintage handmade jewelry
Ramona Crutcher vintage handmade jewelry (1990-2017)
Lebanon Tennessee based jewelry designer Ramona Crutcher (born 30 August 1953), teacher by profession, created jewelry for two decades.
Traditionally, the jeweler used brass tone metal as the base and cabochons imitating natural stones, as well as rhinestones. The design of her high quality decorations includes Art Deco, Victorian or mixed styles. Besides, each piece – brooch or hair barrette have quite a complicated design with many cast brass pieces. For example, one hair barrette includes piano, calla lilies, embossed heart with iris, Victorian woman in a hat, etc.
Noteworthy, the designer usually signed her decorations “Ramona Crutcher”, or “Jewelry by Ramona”.
The business allowed her to resign from teaching work. In 2007, her friend, Rita, and her daughter, Holly, became her business partners. However, in 2017 they sold their business to Lauren Lasko.
Sold on the branded cards, her pieces contained some information. In particular, year of manufacture, brand’s name “Jewelry by Ramona, Inc”, handcrafted in Lebanon, Tennessee. Limited in number, each design follows Ramona’s statement “the uniqueness and versatility will be treasured for generations”.