1. Buy Less but Better
In a world filled with too much of the same old stuff, I am increasingly attracted to those well-designed, well-made, utterly unique items that I will treasure forever and wear daily.
ABSOLUTE BLACK DIAMOND BAND
Approximately 0.7 total carats of black diamonds channel-set in a 18k yellow gold band with black rhodium plating behind the stones. 3mm width.
INVERTED DIAMOND STUDS
14k yellow gold bezel studs, each with a trio of inverted white diamonds. 18k yellow gold back earrings.
SAFETY PIN NECKLACE
Oxidized and polished sterling silver cast safety pin links necklace. Sculptural toggle and ring. 23" in length.
2. Stress Less
The holidays are always a bit manic for me. In January I resolve to zen-out my personal environment. These soothing ceramic and woven pieces will help create a stress-less home.
Stoneware mug with white, satin glaze. Measures approximately 2.5" in diameter and 3" in height.
Handmade, one of a kind ceramic wall hanging with driftwood and ombre stoneware circles.
GOLD DOME WALL HANGING
Gold dome hand woven wall hanging with Haitian cotton & vintage metal beads. One of a kind.
3. EMPOWER MYSELF + OTHERS
After a frustrating 2016, I’m resolving to work hard to empower the disenfranchised. I’ll take inspiration from these bold statement pieces crafted by feminist artists, with their badass silhouettes that look like they belong on a superhero – a.k.a. me
SPIRIT WARRIOR RING
14k yellow gold ring with a 5mm trillion cut white sapphire with diamond accents. Measures 14mm at the tallest point.
Big Star Power Ring
Hand made in Sterling silver with the Bisa Orest signature Big Star Facet design. Oxidized.
4. GET FIT
This resolution makes it onto my list each year, and is an important reminder to recalibrate after an indulgent holiday season. Since I never take off most of my jewelry, I’ll need to have some small, simple pieces that won’t interfere with my morning yoga routine or a brisk hike through the woods.
PRECIOUS BRAID RUBY
Black and tan braided waxed nylon bracelet with 2.3mm ruby set in a 10k yellow gold bezel.
Tiny 14k gold hug earrings. Approximately 10mm aross.
5. ORGANIZE MY WORLD
Help! My home and desk need an intervention. This lidded jar is my attempt to control the chaos that is my vanity, and I need these pouches from Shawn Burke to untangle my life and keep the crazy at bay.
LEATHER JEWELRY ROLL
Super soft black leather tri-fold pouch with tassled leather wrap closure. Suede interior features ring bar, rose gold zipper pocket, stud holes, and chain holders.