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Hello, Gorgeous!

You’ve made it to the wonderful world of Sycamore & Amaranth. I'm Whitney Kammer, and this is my little slice of the internet. While you’re here, I want you to feel like the total goddess you obviously are. So take a deep breath and repeat after me: “I am strong, I am beautiful, and I am enough.” Now that you’re in the right headspace, let’s chat!

MISSION

First, let’s talk about YOU. You are a fabulous woman looking for gorgeous, unique jewelry with enduring style and quality. You want to feel elegant and put together… wherever the day takes you! You don’t want to worry about your necklace leaving a green mark on you when you’re in an important meeting. You don’t have time to worry whether trendy pieces are out of date. You don’t always get to spend money on yourself, so you really want to feel good about your purchase. Copy that! Sycamore & Amaranth will help you sparkle for any occasion without any question of quality. Style shouldn’t be stressful, it should be fun! 

So let’s talk about QUALITY. In a world where we’re transitioning away from fast fashion and towards lasting investments, S & A offers a bridge between fun, trendy, inexpensive pieces and heirloom quality fine jewelry. In short, you can have it all when it comes to jewelry. You deserve the very best quality at an affordable “splurge” price. That’s why I’m following in Coco Chanel’s quest to blur the line between fine jewelry and fashion jewelry. The 2017 collection was manufactured in sunny Los Angeles. Each style has been rigorously tested for long-lasting quality. All natural stones were cut by hand in India. They are all unique, perfectly imperfect (just like you), and lovingly set to order.

Now let’s talk about GIVING BACK. I started Sycamore & Amaranth with a vision of combining my passion for jewelry, design, and fashion with my passion for helping others. Even having the opportunity to start my own business and work with jewelry leaves me feeling… well… #blessed. I’ve lived such an average American life, yet I know I’m very lucky to be able to say that. The cornerstone of my vision for S & A is to use my own success to build others up, especially women and young girls that haven’t had as many opportunities as I have. 

With that in mind, I selected Girls Inc. of San Antonio as the beneficiary of 10% of all proceeds from my 2017 collection. Girls Inc. of San Antonio works to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Your fun new bauble helps change the course of a young girl’s life forever. It doesn’t get much better than that! Shop the 2017 collection here. 

ABOUT ME 

I am totally obsessed with all things classic fashion. Old copies of Vogue and vintage shopping are a few of my favorite things. I love Audrey Hepburn movies- Charade is my favorite, but of course I also love Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Life isn’t always glamorous though, and when I’m at home you can usually find me sporting leggings with my Cher farewell tour tee shirt! If I’m lucky I’m cuddling up with my husband, Josh, and my trouble-making cat, Max. I also love hiking and exploring, especially in San Antonio and the surrounding area. I’m a new Texan and I’m learning more about the greatest state every day. I'm very proud to call San Antonio home!

I graduated from Purdue University in 2012 with a degree in fashion design and a minor in art. After graduation I moved to LA, where I dipped my toes into clothing design and retail management, then finally found my calling in jewelry. You never know where your path is going to take you, but looking back mine has been perfectly imperfect. I have had the unique advantage of working in sales, distribution, and design at both small and large companies. Design is my “passionate love affair,” but retail and sales is my “marry” because I love getting the perspective of real women and their unique needs.

When designing, my inspirations are, in order:

  1. My customer- your life is beautiful and every day is a little different. I create pieces that take you from work to weekend to special occasions, and everything in between.
  2. Nature- There is so much to love about the great outdoors! From flora and fauna to rock formations and bodies of water, a good hike or day trip always provides new and exciting ideas.
  3. Vintage jewelry- the best pieces stand the test of time, so I find vintage jewelry is a great place to draw inspiration- using old shapes, motifs, and elements in a new way.

“As you grow older, you will discover you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” –Audrey Hepburn

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