Hobo nickel coin carver Steve West has added to his repertoire of unique jewelry with two Commonwealth Rings. Both feature a sterling silver exterior with a Venetian finish. One, however, is lined with 14K gold and the other 14k rose gold. For such a subtle handmade accessory, there’s notable nuances that really make each and every ring distinct.
Drawing upon the geometric “Swiss Style” which originated in Russia, Germany and the Netherlands in the ’20s but became popularized by Swiss designers in the ’50s, jewelry design firm Rabbitneck created their Lustig ring. In contrasting blue and neon green acrylic, the statement-making (and stackable) piece was hand-assembled. All of the work—from construction to sanding and polishing—takes place in Rabbitneck’s Red Hook, Brooklyn studio.
Jill Platner discovered her love of metalworking in NYC while attending the Parson’s School of Design, and began creating jewelry as a side project to her sculptural pieces. Her weighty bronze and silver keychains make an ideal gift for Bowie fans or anyone possessing an electric personality.
Spooky and sophisticated, this Sydney Evan ring is perfect for Halloween—and beyond. Made from 14k rose-gold, the skull features ruby and green garnet eyes and white enamel teeth. Bold enough to make a statement, the ring also measures about 1/4-inch by 1/3-inch so it steers clear of being gaudy or flashy and keeps the scariness subtle.
Paris-born Anissa Kermiche released her debut collection this spring and it’s a doozy. With playful yet beautiful pieces making up the bulk of her fine jewelry, our pick is Rubies Boobies. The necklace is available in sterling silver, rose gold and yellow gold—in either a shiny or textured matte, “sand effect” finish. With two strategically placed rubies, this curious design is a social media-friendly way to free the nipple. Price is in British pounds.
M. Spring Studio’s sage necklaces do more than just look good—if you’re a believer. Since sage is thought to ward off evil, this necklace can be worn as a protective amulet as well as a design item. With each piece hand-cast from real sage leaves and no casts used more than once, each necklace is truly one of a kind. Made from sterling silver, in Brooklyn, these necklaces are available on a 20-inch chain or as a standalone pendant. Prices vary, but start around $130.
Two Hills’ fifth collection—which is space-themed—is full of minimal but eye-catching designs that have a timeless appeal. Our pick from the range are the Solar Earrings—circular stud-drop earrings that play with positive and negative space. Handmade in Melbourne, Australia, these earrings are available in sterling silver, rose or yellow gold.
Not all cannabis enthusiasts are sitting in a dorm room covered in Bob Marley posters. As evidence to this, Jacquie Aiche’s handmade jewelry caters to the more sophisticated 420 fan. Available in 14k yellow, rose or white gold, these delicate “Sweet Leaf” hoop earrings will give posh potheads a different kind of high.
Galisfy’s line of accessories are handmade in Tel Aviv and don’t break the bank. Designed by Gal Vardi, each retro piece strikes with personality, from ’60s free spirit boho Jane Birkin to today’s multi-choker, body-chained Rihanna and inspirations like Art Deco furniture and YSL vintage editorials. She has a penchant for chokers, as she explains to us: “The choker can help define and frame what’s most important—your face. They have a structured feel to them, so combining that with soft finishes to the design can give a sexy yet strong look.”
Celebrate your favorite person with this collaboration necklace—made by jewelry designers and good pals Jess of J. Hannah and Becca of Winden. Their “Fine” necklace can represent all the versions of the word, and is available in 14k yellow, rose or white gold—so no matter your boo’s style, one will be perfect.
Made as a mirror image, this striking and delicate ring——available in either 14k yellow or rose gold—by Brooklyn studio wwake boasts two bright green opals on both sides. The natural stones unusually give off the illusion of being suspended. And if the fine lines and tasteful size of the ring isn’t enough, there’s a tiny (almost secret) diamond at the base—which will most often only be known to the wearer.
This delicate ring, crafted from 14K rose gold, carries a minimal style that’s equal parts sweet and refined. With a small, faceted .22CT teardrop-shaped sapphire at its center, there’s a bit of glitz, but it’s ultimately understated and easily paired with other metals or colored stones.
More than a cute accessory, this mini vintage clothespin necklace is also a useful tool. The 14K gold-plated piece is spring loaded and fully functional, meaning it can keep things in place and double as a roach clip. Attached to an 18-inch chain, the clip measures one-inch-long and is handmade in Erica Weiner’s Brooklyn studio.
With AARK Collective’s Classic Yolk watch, it’s all about balance. Despite what initially reads as a minimal design, the personality behind the piece hails from more than just its vibrant color. The geometry of the hands and details upon the face make it something more, but never too much. And while it’s punchy outside, inside you’ll find a Japanese quartz movement, protected by a stainless steel case that keeps it water- and shock-resistant.
New York-based designer Sehti Na makes jewelry that blends tradition with something very contemporary and unique. These stunning, versatile earrings are available in sterling silver, rose, yellow or white gold and boast a 2.5mm natural white pearl and a 2mm white diamond. The conical shape means that they can be worn in a variety of ways: as a slight drop or ear cuff, depending on the angle.
Made from Marabou feathers, cotton and sterling silver, POMS earrings (designed by Melbourne, Australia-based Adriana Giuffrida) are super-playful and blend in a little ’80s nostalgia. Available in pale pink, baby blue, black and white, these fluffy treats add candyfloss sweetness to any outfit.