Cornell '77, Limited Edition Story


by Cynthia Gale September 20, 2017

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Cynthia has been designing art inspired, sterling silver jewelry in New York City since 1991. Through her collaboration with Grateful Dead Productions, she has fallen in love with the history and music of this iconic band… and also their devoted fans!
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Over 25 Years of Sterling Silver Creations
For over 25 years, her sterling silver creations have been crafted by talented teams of artisans in Bali, Indonesia. Working with American cultural institutions from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Washington National Cathedral to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Gale’s work is known for its distinctive design aesthetic and high quality.
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How did Cynthia begin designing official Grateful Dead jewelry?

N-YHS GRATEFULDEAD

In 2009, Cynthia was invited to design a bespoke, licensed collection of iconic Dead jewelry via Grateful Dead Productions (GDP) to feature in the museum store for an upcoming Grateful Dead exhibition and beyond. As a lover of all music, from Rock and Roll to Jazz to Classical to Bluegrass to World, Gale accepted the challenge and created her first Grateful Dead, sterling silver jewelry collection featuring the band’s iconic artwork.

 

 

WHAT MAKES CYNTHIA’S CORNELL ’77 PIECES SO COOL?

It’s All There:  The Band + The Art = The Limited Edition

THE BAND

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For the 40th Anniversary of Cornell ’77, Cynthia designed two, limited edition sterling silver pieces to commemorate this unique Grateful Dead concert. Each limited edition design arrives with an authentic, Cornell ’77 curatorial card.

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THE ART

 

The sterling silver Steal Your Face Belt Buckle features the 13-Point Lightning Bolt, embellished with an endless Celtic knot design, representing the infinite influence of the Dead’s distinctive music.

 

The sterling silver Steal Your Face Charm Catcher is on a 24”-26” adjustable S/S Chain and holds three iconic Dead charms: the Dancing Bear; 13-Point Lightning Bolt backed with mother-of-pearl; and the Terrapin.

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THE LIMITED EDITION

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The Edition Limit is 577, representing the memorable May concert date of Cornell ’77. Each piece is stamped on the back with Cornell ’77 and will be individually numbered 1/577, 2/577, 3/577, up to the 577 piece Edition Limit!

Good things come to those who wait… so place your order now!

Cynthia Gale New York is now accepting orders on both Grateful Dead, Cornell ’77 Limited Edition designs. Exquisite handwork and finishing in sterling silver takes time. Limited Edition pieces will be produced steadily until the 577 piece Edition Limit is reached with the first shipments.

AVAILABLE NOW!

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