Pontiel Jewelry: Repurposed Antique Art Glass Gleams In 21st Century Adornments

Houston-based designer Shelley Marks Weathers and her company Pontiel Jewelry have earned a place in sustainable jewelry history by repurposing rare and exquisite antique and vintage glass pieces in original, luxurious 21st century designs. These are striking as they echo bygone glamour and historical motifs, and they are mainly set in gleaming sterling silver and vermeil. (Weathers can create 18-karat or higher gold pieces for bespoke clients.) Pontiel jewels include antique iridescent Egyptian Revival scarab beetle pendants, aquamarine glass plaques of Art Deco-era female silhouettes; gracefully etched sunrays, flowers and other enchanting life forms. Sourcing her rare materials in the U.S. and across Europe, Weathers sells her jewels on

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