Refinery29: Josh Hickey

Josh Hickey has emerged as an intriguing young jewelry designer, creating idiosyncratic pieces that straddle the fashion and fine jewelry realms. Starting from a raw, urban style, his craft has matured into refined, elegant women’s collections and men’s accessories. Josh’s latest offerings for women begin with simple chains of flat-hammered teardrops, with asymetrical highlights and volume-building tiers. Josh’s work for men tends to be more expressive, incorporating African elements, a lot of color, braided leather, sterling caps, Mediterranean red coral, black chains and cast-silver seahorse totems—a very, very welcome departure from the Chrome Hearts-styles and skulls motifs supersaturating the men’s jewelry market at the moment.