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 …