Nichole McIver is the maker behind Acanthus. Her background in fine art and art history informs her work, as she finds inspiration in sources from Ancient Roman adornment, to Medieval manuscript illumination. She works in her home studio in Central Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and children.
Acanthus is inspired by cultures of the past and translated into bold and unique pieces that retain both a historical spirit and contemporary style. The jewelry is handmade through traditional techniques and with materials such as sterling silver, high karat gold, diamonds, and semi-precious gemstones. Each piece is personally handcrafted solely by maker Nichole McIver, who believes strongly in retaining the sacred relationship between artist and patron.