About Us

Karen Daniels, the creator of Tess Jewelry, grew up on a farm in Illinois and currently lives in St. Louis, MO. On the farm, she craved city life and the fashion scene. In the city, she craved the outdoors and the ease of farm life.
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After 20 years of working in fashion, she retired and once again the outdoors became her inspiration! Nothing in her jewelry box seemed to work for outdoor fashion...fueling her creative juices. Soon after, Tess was born.
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Tess pieces are artisan made; comprised of fresh-water pearls, wrapped in suede and knotted into lavish strands. Karen adds turquoise, carved wooden beads, bone, quartz and other natural ornaments that make each creation one-of-a-kind and as much as an individual as you are.
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Layering strand after strand, dressing yourself in elegant pearls, each design can be worn various ways. Although, intended as necklaces, they also look beautiful on your wrist.
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Because each piece is one-of-a-kind, please understand that the images shown are intended to provide a general idea of the different styles of Tess necklaces that are available.
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Part of the boho spirit is having a certain element of surprise upon receiving your piece, but know that your preferences and guidance are welcomed and encouraged when ordering a Tess design. That said, we intend 100% customer satisfaction.
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Think CHANEL, gone BOHEMIAN.
This is Tess


Find TESS and TOMY in a store near you

Blush  Denver, Colorado
Hearth and Soul  Tallahassee, Florida
Hearth and Soul  Austin, Texas
Linda Taylor Boutique Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Marmi  Scottsdale, Arizona
Mary Tuttles  Chesterfield, Missouri
Miraval  Austin, Texas
Nomad Chic  Sonoma, California
Normal Brand  Saint Louis, Missouri
Pitkin County Dry Goods  Aspen, Colorado
Terra  Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Two Skirts  Telluride, Colorado