Spokane-based jewelry makers Millianna host annual holiday sale Thursday

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Millianna's founders Sharmilla Persaud, left, and Arianna Brooke, at their downtown Spokane showroom. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Millianna's founders Sharmilla Persaud, left, and Arianna Brooke, at their downtown Spokane showroom.

In this week's Inlander, online and on stands Thursday, the arts and culture section features a profile on the up-and-coming, Spokane-based jewelry business Millianna. The women-owned company's handmade pieces are made mostly by women artisans in Spokane, including some local refugees who've resettled here with support from World Relief Spokane.

Since the story in tomorrow's issue also includes a mention of a same-day, once-a-year "friends and family sale" at the jewelry house's studio and office in downtown Spokane, we wanted to give readers a heads up so they don't miss out by the time they pick up a copy of the Inlander.

While fashionistas can purchase Millianna's high-end pieces online, the holiday sale tomorrow offers local shoppers first dibs on discontinued and sample pieces — many are one-of-a-kind — and items from the current season's collection at wholesale prices. Retail stores typically mark up Millianna's necklaces, earrings, cuffs and hairpieces by as much as 2.5 times the wholesale price, so do the math. It's also an opportunity to get a start on holiday shopping while supporting a local business, or to pick up a piece for yourself to wear throughout the season and beyond.

The holiday sale is open to the public, and happens tomorrow, Nov. 19, from 3-7 pm, at Millianna's offices on the sixth floor of the Empire State Building (yes, Spokane has its own version of the NYC tower), at 905 W. Riverside.

When our new issue's content is live online tomorrow morning, we'll update this post to include a link to the story. For now, get a peek at the edgy, feminine and statement-making jewelry on Millianna's website.

UPDATE: Here's the link to this week's profile on the Spokane-based company.