OUR STORY

Raw Necessities was created to allow the wearer to express their uniqueness. 

HOW OUR BUSINESS WAS NAMED

Retta came up with the name Raw Necessities thirty years ago when she first began to make jewelry.  She would use anything she could get her hands on... seashells, wood and metal scraps, even broken pieces of glass.  

HOW IS THE NAME RELEVANT TODAY?

Retta still loves the beauty of natural stones, but she infuses them with curated materials. "Raw" also implies a feeling, or the energy Retta puts into her work.

RAW NECESSITIES THE BRAND

" Art evokes feelings, and I want the wearer to feel beautiful when donning my jewelry. That is why I create statement pieces that can be worn by the social butterfly as well as the wallflower."

-Retta Watts, Creator

Deuteronomy 2:7
Jeremiah 29:11
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