Falling in love prompted my first attempt to make jewelry in the mid-1980s. I found used pieces to deconstruct and reassemble into gifts for my future wife. Today's BB Becker designs are a collaborative effort as the engraving is in my wife, Jo's distinctive handwriting using a trade secret process.
In early 2000, seeing the Rosetta Stone during a trip to the British Museum was the initial inspiration for BB Becker jewelry. The Hieroglyphic etchings on antiquities displayed the efforts of humanity over the ages to communicate through words and images chiseled on hard surfaces.
Early on and continuing today, each piece of jewelry begins with words, often found in out-of-print books from thrift stores. We look for messages with inspiration and truth that have a melodious quality. The practice of Tai Chi for more than 40 years inspires design elements. Tai Chi's spiral movements, flow, and balance correlate to our jewelry's smooth, clean lines: and sterling silver's lasting purity coincides with the generational passing of centuries-old Tai Chi. Finally, age-old silver smithing techniques of hand-forging, soldering and buffing to a brilliant high polish produce a beautiful result.
We love the process of making inspirational jewelry. The marriage of meaningful words with beautiful pieces of jewelry feeds our creative spirit and seeing the reaction of people first hand at retail art fairs is a surprise and delight. When our jewelry brings a memory or feeling to mind that moves someone to tears or laughter or somewhere in between, we are deeply rewarded.
BB Becker | "Wanderer" Ring
“Not all those who wander are lost.” size 6 Those who embrace the path less traveled are always up for an adventure. We don’t worry about other people’s opinions as...
BB Becker | "Leap" Ring
"Leap and the net will appear"
BB Becker | "Friends Forever" Bracelet
"Will you be my friend...beyond everyone, everything, forever and forever." ~Henry James
BB Becker | "Hugo Honey" Bracelet
Life is the flower of which love is the honey.” ~Victor Hugo
BB Becker | "My Smiles" Ring
"So many Smiles Begin with you."
Sterling silver ring with natural 5x7mm Australian Opal
BB Becker | "No Goodbyes" Silver Dog Tag
There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. -Gandhi Distance never separates two hearts that really care. This precious gift will remind...
BB Becker | Guardian Angel
“I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way.”~Exodus To God, you are a precious pearl. He has promised to guard you. You may feel...
BB Becker | Fearless
“Look fear in the face…and do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt STYLE: B-511-727 $79.00 GREAT GIFT FOR HER: Perfect Graduation Gift for Her; send Congratulations to...
BB Becker | Dear Granddaughter
“Dear Granddaughter, take my love with you now and into the time that I will never know. It is as much a part of you as breath.” Your granddaughter took...
BB Becker | Dear Daughter
“Dear daughter, take my love with you now and into the time that I will never know. It is as much a part of you as breath.” From the moment...
BB Becker | Gratitude
For today and its blessings I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.~Clarence E. Hodges Even on a tough day, when you really look, you can see things to be...
BB Becker | You are my sunshine
“You are my sunshine.” She brightens every room she enters and makes everyone feel warm and loved; she is the sunshine of your life. This stunning sterling silver circle will...