thoughtfully forged heirloom jewelry for the dreamers + curious hearts

inspired by human connections and made with love.

handmade with love

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ethically sourced + recycled


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cosmic wonders

channel your inner gods and goddesses with my collection of cosmic and mythologically inspired rings, each one devoted to a planetary body and the roman or greek god counterpart.

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...from 118 reviews

“Oh my heavens!  This ring is absolutely breathtaking!!!  I just want you to know how gorgeous it is and how much it means to me. It is more than I ever imagined!!  I’m so in love.  Thank you for sharing your talents with the world and being such a gem.”

Lia H.


“My ring came, and I LOVE IT!!  It is even more beautiful in person, and though I have other rings from you that I also love, this one blows them out of the water.  I am in tears with how incredibly you designed this ring.  Thank you!!!”

Marcia L.


“I picked up my package today and couldn’t wait to open it!  So beautiful and I could just feel the love you put into all of it.  Totally made my week…I was just so down and getting my goodies from you just made my heart happy!  Thank you!”

Michelle D.

the chestnut forge owner, brenda, standing next to river by her house

my story

My name is Brenda.  I founded the Chestnut Forge in 2012, after a final emergence from a cruel and bitter experience.  Ten years can change a human in many ways…this is my triumph through adversity, an arduous and humbling journey through which I have become a much stronger individual.  I have created this special place that embraces everything it means to be yourself, because you are worthy of every beautiful thing this life has to offer, and I’m here to remind you of the incredibly worthy creature that you are.

moissanite vs…

First and most importantly, what is moissanite? Moissanite is one of the rarest gemstones on the planet, and because of that, today, it is created

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and I love you so…

Everything about The Chestnut Forge is celebrating yourself…being the creative soul you were meant to be. During these shoots, when I feel the most self conscious, he helps me to do just that, and I’m proud to be featured in the photos you see, modeling my jewelry…a labor of love.

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