Silver Piston Jewelry

Rebellious accessories for people who don't like flash and frills

After completing a silversmith course in 2009, Steve West played around with his craft for a few years before a man asked him to create a custom ring for his husband. The result was a silver spinner ring that had a more polished and refined look than West’s previous pieces. Four years later, Silver Piston has its own website, and West has left his day …

WELFE Jewelry’s Solar Collection

The Melbourne-based designer's stunning range of textured treasures, inspired by erosion and the night sky

Wales-born, New Zealand-raised, and now Melbourne-based Welfe Bowyer is essentially a self-taught jeweler; yet his previous life studying architecture means that he’s always been interested in creating three-dimensional entities and experimenting with materials and techniques. His self-named label WELFE produces jewelry that only uses the highest quality materials—ethically sourced gemstones from Australia and around the world, conflict-free Australian diamonds, and solid precious metals. The resulting …

Personal Code Cuff

Industrial designer Giorgio Bonaguro explores personal barcodes in his first foray into jewelry

Milan-based engineer-turned-designer Giorgio Bonaguro has worked in a variety of different fields—from furniture to packaging to lighting, with subsequent experience in the prototype department at the acclaimed Studio De Lucchi (lead by Michele De Lucchi, founding member of the influential Post Modern-minded Memphis Group). Bonaguro, who cites great Italian designers like Bruno Munari and Achille Castiglioni as inspirations, is now making his first foray into …

Mack Weldon Silver

Anti-odor and anti-microbial basics made with pure silver and tested by NASA

More often than not, the key to surviving constant travel is packing as lightly as possible. And a simple way to do so is to cut down on the basics. Thanks to the anti-microbial and anti-odor properties in Mack Weldon‘s new Silver line, the men’s T-shirt and boxer briefs are designed to be worn for two (or more) days before being retired to the laundry …

Cantos: The Rings of Hell and Heaven

Anne Fischer's take on Dante's "Divine Comedy" by way of beautifully intricate hand-carved and cast rings

With a background in sculpture, drawing and design, any number of lines on NY-based artist Anne Fischer‘s CV are worth a closer look. Her Cantos: The Rings of Hell and Heaven collection, for example, is a supreme example of wearable art. On a recent visit to R 20th Century Gallery in NYC’s TriBeCa neighborhood, CH had a chance to see a few examples of the …