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Brevity – Custom Signature Necklaces

I’m happy to share a brand new custom line through Brevity: the Signature necklace – a custom necklace that is as personal as it gets.

Your signature is unique – it is a symbol of your identity and is the mark that you use to represent yourself to the world. It is one of the most personal things about a person – the distillation of a one-of-a-kind personality into a mark that was developed over the course of a life. Whether you choose to wear your own John Hancock or honor a loved one by wearing theirs, our Signature necklace is as personal as it gets.

The Signature necklace is available in stainless steel (on sterling silver chain) for $195, in silver dipped (on sterling silver chain) for $225, and in gold dipped (on gold-filled chain) for $295. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

To celebrate the launch, we’re giving away a Signature necklace! Find out the details here and enter to win on our Facebook page.


I’m in love with this abstract BKLYN cuff by Boris Goynatsky. So gorgeous and subtle!

Brevity Jewelry – fundraiser for the Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

As you no doubt already know, earlier this week the east coast was hit by the massive storm system known as Hurricane Sandy. My family was lucky to have weathered the storm mostly uneventfully – we never lost power or water, and our neighborhood in Brooklyn escaped relatively unscathed. This wasn’t the case for many parts of New York City and the surrounding areas, including our old neighborhood of the East Village, which is still without power. We count ourselves as doubly lucky because I delivered my son on October 21st, but was due October 27th, right before Hurricane Sandy hit New York. I have been especially impacted by the stories of the hospitals that had to be evacuated, and can’t imagine the stress of trying to get to a hospital during the hurricane or having to be evacuated from a hospital while giving birth.

We’d like to do what we can to help our great city get back on its feet, and so will be donating 50% of the sale price of all New York and Brooklyn necklaces sold between now and 6pm EST, November 7th, and 20% of the sale price of all other City Necklaces sold through November 7th to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Cities currently featured are New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.

Thank you for helping us to support our city!


Brevity – City Necklaces

I’m excited to share the newest set of calligraphy necklaces that I just launched – the City Necklace! Show some city pride and keep your home close to your heart. Cities currently featured are New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Each necklace is hand-lettered by calligrapher Crystal Kluge and comes in either stainless steel or 24k gold dipped.

stefan diez for biegel – oyster

I’m loving the ‘Oyster‘ project by Stefan Diez for German jeweler, Biegel.  Plus, I just like the thought of ‘laser cut sheets of pure gold’!

By modifying the size and shape of the cut-outs we create rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and so on.

Bodyguard – Rosa Hirn

The Bodyguard collection by Rosa Hirn is a little more bling than I would normally wear myself, but I love the geometric shapes and the mixture of raw stones and metal. There are some lovely pieces!

Gur Kimel – Nature Preserve jewelry

Gur Kimel creates beautiful jewelry from natural shapes, materials and textures, taking found souvenirs and dipping portions to create one-of-a-kind pieces.

Exploring and collecting exceptional pieces in the Jerusalem hills, urban Tel-Aviv, European forests and Scandinavian villages, I find that nature tells a different story in each location, and this story changes again from season to season. No two pieces are the same, and consequently each piece of jewellery is splendidly unique.

Acorn in 24K gold.

Valencian seed earrings.

Three Swedish pine cones necklace.

Pecan in silver and 24K gold.

Three pine balls necklace.

Moldarina – Talking About People

These pieces of jewelry by Moldarina are so beautiful! They are from the new collection, Talking About People, and all of the pieces are handmade with cotton fabrics, linen, and hand-painted wood beads.

Forest & Branch Necklaces by EVRT Studio

I’m digging these sweet Branch & Forest necklaces by EVRT Studio.

The concept for the Branch & Forest necklaces was created during a walk through the park in the fall of 2011. The beauty of the Midwest is at its peak in both the fall and spring. The landscape begins to transform from the green hues of summer and brown hues of winter to the bold, vibrant pops of color that emerge in both spring and fall. This is the idea that we wanted to capture with the Forest and the Branch necklaces.

Leah Singh

I love these simple and geometric necklaces by Leah Singh.

Our jewelry is made with bone, a by-product of abattoirs and the local farming industry of India. Bone began to be used as a craft material after the ban on ivory. No animals are harmed to obtain the bone.