The word “demimonde,” French for “half-world,” is the polite 19th Century term used in the same way we use “mistress” today.
Demimonde is a line of jewelry created by Portland based artist, Rachael Donaldson. Her designs revel in our sometimes illicit affairs with the objects with which we adorn ourselves. A Fine Arts graduate of Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, Donaldson is a self-taught jeweler who likes to think of her work as an indulgent, guilty pleasure. Her designs and materials are constantly changing, inspired by visits to museums, antique stores, nature trails, and fashion. Donaldson is also a painter and novice potter.
Rachael offers custom, including Bridal.
Demimonde on etsy
Rachael also has an etsy site for her beautiful Vintage Collection