NY – When New York jewelry designer Jessica Mindich first told us about her new line The Caliber Collection, we were immediately intrigued. It’s an inspired idea: acquire reclaimed guns and bullet casings taken off the streets of Newark, New Jersey and use those materials to make a product that would turn something destructive into a symbol of renewal. Ingeniously, the proceeds would generate funds to further support the expansion of gun buy-back and amnesty programs in Newark and other cities across the nation. And, this was all before the devastating and tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut last week. More
NY – If you love vintage jewelry the way we do and you haven’t discovered Erica Weiner Jewelry yet, then you’re welcome. Her incredible collection includes everything from beautiful necklaces to deco charms to one-of-a kind wedding bands and now, after much persistence, she’s gotten permission from the MTA to sell a little inspired NYC memorabilia. More
NY – Are you city proud? Then you’ll need to be wearing one of these hoodplates ASAP! This NYC inspired collection is created by a designer and Mom who realized she was not alone in her love of her neighborhood — Greenpoint in Brooklyn. Recognizing that most New Yorker’s share a fond attachment for where they live, this cool line of hoodplate necklaces were born. Tag yourself from Red Hook to Staten Island and let the world know where you’re from, where you live, or where your heart is! Right now, 10% of sales are funding programs in public schools in specific NYC neighborhoods. Check out Brooklynski for more details and where to buy.
NY – There’s a whole new twist on ‘found art’ down in the West Village at Laura Lobdell Jewelry. In this charming little shop where rose petals are often sprinkled all over the floor, you can find every day objects that have been beautifully transformed into really cool jewelry pieces. Items such as guitar picks, matchsticks, Champagne cork covers, pull tabs and silverware are bedazzled with gems or personally engraved to commemorate a special occasion/date. More