Gretchen Hind Designs Launches New Jewelry Collection at GBK's Primetime Emmys Gift Lounge

Gunmetal & Gemstones, a limited edition jewelry collection by Gretchen Hind Designs, is set to create a buzz in Hollywood. The collection was launched in gift bags presented to the press by The Artisan Group on September 21-22 at GBK’s 2012 Primetime Emmys Gift Lounge.

Online PR News – 09-October-2012 – Chicago, Illinois – Gunmetal & Gemstones, a collection of semi-precious gemstone and wire-wrapped necklaces, earrings and rings designed and handcrafted by Gretchen Hind of Gretchen Hind Designs (, is set to create a buzz in Hollywood.

Hind launched the limited edition jewelry collection in gift bags presented to the press by California-based The Artisan Group on September 21-22 at GBK's 2012 Primetime Emmys Gift Lounge, which took place at the W Hotel in Hollywood, California.

The Gunmetal & Gemstones collection combines the Chicago-based jewelry designer's signature vintage modern vibe with fall/winter accessory trends that embrace neutral tones and metallic accents. The collection is available exclusively online at Gretchen Hind Designs (

At GBK's 2012 Primetime Emmys Gift Lounge, Hind showcased her vintage modern jewelry with an opera-length solar quartz pendant, where a teardrop shaped solar quartz is the focal stone. The quartz is framed in a hand-forged gunmetal hoop setting and surrounded by pyrite, moonstone and yellow jade. The design is on-trend, with an appealing combination of dark metallic grays and yellows, bolstered by semi-precious gemstones with an array of metaphysical benefits.

"If you feel great wearing this piece, don't be surprised," laughed Hind. "Solar quartz is believed to provide clarity and strength; pyrite promotes positive thinking; moonstone supports happiness, fertility and good health and jade is a symbol of serenity and purity."

Hind, who works and lives in the Chicago area and hails from South Dakota, where her family still resides, is enjoying acclaim for her unique handmade jewelry, which she meticulously hand crafts using metalworking, wire-wrapping and other techniques. Much of Hind's work is one of a kind jewelry or custom jewelry created to enhance a stone provided by the customer.

Hind has been the subject of recent stories at and, as well as in The Chicago Examiner and The Power Player Lifestyle Magazine. Her jewelry designs are a popular choice for celebrity gifting. In addition to the Primetime Emmys, Hind participated in GBK's 2012 GBK MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge. Her jewelry designs are in the collections of Hilary Duff, Cari Cucksey (HGTV), Rachael Ray, Tyra Banks, Paula Abdul and Alison Sweeney. Hind recently submitted a pair of hand-forged, multi-metal earrings in gunmetal, copper and niobium with Czech glass briolettes and carnelian to the stylist for the popular television show Pretty Little Liars and is awaiting word on whether they will be used in an upcoming episode.

Visit to learn more about Gretchen Hind Designs, its Gunmetal & Gemstones jewelry line and its participation in GBK's 2012 Primetime Emmys Gifting Suite and other celebrity gifting initiatives. For press inquiries about The Artisan Group, visit

About Gretchen Hind Designs
Jewelry designer Gretchen Hind is the owner of Chicago-based Gretchen Hind Designs. Hind, a native of South Dakota, launched the company in 2009 and specializes in creating affordable, handcrafted signature designs with a vintage modern vibe. Gretchen Hind Designs jewelry is available at select Chicago-area boutiques, and online at