Jewelry Gets Astrological: Sun and Selene

BY AMINA AYOUD AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY SAMANTHA SON; STYLIST: CHRISTINA VEHAMUA & HAIR: CHARLOTTE FINN & ANNA VANCHERI RICHMOND Va- Everybody needs a go-to jewelry piece. A good necklace or ring can spice up a bland outfit in no time. From gold to silver, with so much to choose from, it can be hard to find that perfect piece. Not to fear, Sun and Selene have got you covered.  The Richmond brand aims to bring out the “Modern Goddess” in all of us with jewelry ranging from flashy earrings to rings adorned with beautiful stones in a multitude of metals.  Starting in January 2017, Sun and Selene seek to inspire those who wear their jewelry. Brittanny Chanel Deraffele, the founder of Sun and Selene, created her collections based around human history, astrology, and ancient mythology. The jewelry is handcrafted by Deraffele in her studio mostly with the use of recycled materials to create pieces that are one of a kind. Deraffele continues to blend a mix of creativity and culture into every piece she creates with fun and inspired designs to match.  Our stylist for the shoot Christina Veha, a freshman, styled with a minimalist mindset, stuck with neutral browns and creams. It was all about the jewelry with the clothes as a backdrop. The muted tones played perfectly with the gold jewelry that was pulled, ranging from statement earrings to midi rings centered around mythology and zodiac signs.  There was a clear focus on diversity and inclusion in the native Richmond brand. With each piece catering to people from all walks of life, you’ll be sure to find jewelry that fits your personal style.  MODELS: RISHIKA GADDAM, RICKAYA SYKES, ANNIE MILLER