Bone is a contemporary lifestyle brand based in manhattan beach California specializing in high-quality, handcrafted jewelry designs using pavé diamonds, fine metals, and semiprecious stones.  Each piece of the line reflects the accessible yet elevated style of its creator Dawn Dafgek. 

Dawn is a New Jersey native who moved to California over 15 years ago, chasing the siren call of better weather.  After finishing her degree at Fashion institute in New York, she started her fashion career working in wholesale for a clothing line where she learned the ins and outs of merchandising and design. She then went on to be a Buyer for a boutique in Manhattan Beach California.  It was during this time that she began designing and crafting jewelry for herself.

Soon she started receiving more and more requests to make pieces for friends and clients alike. Dawn realized she was on to something and got busy creating her first collection. Bone now includes a full-fledged line of necklaces, rings bracelets and earrings that can be worn solo or layered to your heart’s desire, depending on your mood.

Dawn’s frequent travels, both stateside and international, inspire her designs. She infuses her personality into the line - a mix of East Coast edge with a touch of West Coast bohemian. She knows better than anyone that the modern woman is complex - she’s got a lot going on, and she can’t be easily defined. This is where Bone really stands out, in the simplicity and versatility of the pieces, allowing you to play with many different looks that suit a range of styles. 

The guiding force behind Bone has always been to support and inspire women to be independent and go after their dreams. Having been raised by a single mom and experiencing strong female connections throughout her life; empowering women is a cause close to Dawn’s heart. She recognizes fashion as a powerful agent in helping women access their inner strength and confidence.

Bone has recently expanded to include custom designed hats and men’s jewelry.  dawn is excited to see what the future holds for BBD!

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