Jefferson-Inspired Jewelry: Garden & Grounds

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The Shop at Monticello’s handmade bronze and silver jewelry draws inspiration from Thomas Jefferson’s varied interests. Featured here are unique garden-themed pieces that celebrate the third president’s love of nature and his revolutionary Monticello gardens. Each piece represents a different part of Jefferson’s gardening legacy: The Peapod and Blueberry Collections showcase Jefferson’s  favorite vegetable and fruits he planted in Monticello’s Garden; the Ginkgo Collection highlights the Ginkgo tree, a deciduous tree from the time of dinosaurs, that Jefferson planted in 1807; pieces like the sterling silver Dogwood necklace and earrings memorialize the abundance of beautiful Dogwood blossoms that paint the Monticello Grounds pink and white during the spring. More Jefferson-inspired jewelry can be found in Jewelry online and in store at The Shop at Monticello.

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