Posts Categorized: rings

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show me your stack : betsy & iya production staff

show me your stack : betsy & iya production staff |unruly things

today’s stack comes from the lovely production staff at betsy & iya, a favorite Portland-based jewelry collection. first off, how fantastic is this image? I gasped when I opened my email. so good, right?! I’m dying over those bracelet stacks! here’s what the production staff has to say about their stacks…

We thought it’d be awesome to show our Production Staff’s respective stacks while holding some of the tools and materials we work with everyday. These are the hands that make your betsy & iya jewelry, so it’s only fitting that they are well adorned, too!

Collectively, we share a “pile it on” mentality, even if it means having to “pile it all off” when the jewelry making gets down and dirty sometimes. betsy & iya pieces are obviously well represented here, but there is an awesome mix of vintage, one-of-a-kind pieces, and hand-me-downs that each tell an incredible story.

For people who work with their hands for a living, it makes our jobs even more enjoyable to look down and see a visual representation of people we know, memories we’ve made, and most likely, some of our own handiwork.

L to R: Kate (Shipping Assistant/Maker), Alyssa (Maker), Barrie (Maker/Assistant Buyer), Betsy (Owner & Designer), Matt (Maker)

thanks so much, you guys!! you’ve set the bar pretty high for the seriesdo you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.

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show me your stack : blanca monrós-gómez

show me your stack : blanca monrós-gómez |unruly things

today’s stack comes from one of my long-time favorite jewelry designers, Blanca Monrós-Gómez. her delicate collections constantly top my favorites list. Blanca just debuted a new collection which naturally I’m dying over, especially this thick wavy band. here’s what she has to say about her stack…

I like choosing different styles that go together but don’t necessarily match perfectly. It makes the stack a little bit more playful and spontaneous. If there are a couple of thicker bands I would add another few that are thinner, as the different dimensions create a more interesting look. Also I think it’s important to play with the finishes of the pieces: a few sparkly diamonds can be nicely balanced with simpler pieces such as our thin stacking bands. They are perfect to create a layered look without having too much bulk. We just added a new version of the thin stacking bands with a hammered matte finish and I think it’s the perfect little touch to make a ring stack really special!

beautiful, right? thanks so much, Blanca!

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show me your stack : kylie nakao

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Kkylie Nakao, Tarin Thomas

I’m excited to share a new stack feature today – it’s been awhile! isn’t this stack from Kylie Nakao just gorgeous!? Kylie is the designer and founder behind Tarin Thomas, a lovely jewelry brand out of New York. I first discovered Kylie’s rings via one of my favorites, Vuela Boutique, and fell in love. here’s what Kylie has to say about her stack…

I love to stack by layering various stone and metal combos, I think you can create so much texture with various stone shapes and sizes. many of my designs are open bands, I love the feel of the open space and make stacking that much more exciting. this stack is a mix of silver and rosegold stacks, with black diamonds, white diamonds & cognac diamonds.

thanks Kylie! do you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.

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show me your stack : chelsey kantor

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Chelsey Kantor

todays stack is rad, you guys. it comes from jewelry designer, Chelsey Kantor and is just plain cool. Chelsey’s stack is big and bold, a rare style on the series. here’s what she has to say about it…

I have been in the jewelry world for the past decade, but just recently started to produce and wear my own designs. I like bold minimal jewelry with maximum effect, so I’ll wear just one ring or if i’m feeling like it (as in the picture) pile it on. Jewelry is my armor and sometimes you just need more to take on the day.  All my pieces are highly influenced by textures and patterns in nature, with a modern urban edge. On most days I go from the country to the city to the beach (LA is great that way!) and everything I wear has to fit seamlessly. 

On my right hand I am wearing my Arbor ring in silver with brilliant cut brown diamonds, designed based on the growth rings of trees and reflective of the passage of time. And the Ramus ring, each ring one of a kind and hand carved to fit unique pieces of 30-40 million year old petrified Alasken Coral. Ramus means branch and to me the coral looks like a tree branch. On my left hand I am wearing the Acropora ring. Acropora is a species of coral and the ring is reminiscent of coral branches dancing in the sea. And the Tidepool cigar band. A silver ring with brilliant and rose cut brown diamonds based on the patterns of light reflecting in water pools. 

The rings (and bracelets) are available at Garde in Los Angeles or Peipers and Kojen in NYC. Because of how important nature is to my process I wanted to give back and a percentage of every sale is donate to the National Resource Defense Councils: Save BioGems Initiative. An awesome charity that works to protect and defend wildlands and wildlife – www.savebiogems.org. 

thanks so much Chelsey! do you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.

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bario neal : mother’s day special event

bario neal : photos by Alyssa Robb | Unruly Things

still looking for some last minute inspiration for your mama this Mother’s Day? one of my very favorite jewelers, Bario Neal, is offering an incredible Mother’s Day sale event – 20% off all boutique pieces* from now until Sunday, May 11. enter code LUVMOM2014. pretty great deal, right?

Philly locals – head over to Bario Neal this Saturday May 10th from 12-3pm for a Mother’s Day event. enjoy mimosas, chips and salsa, plus that special discount right in the store.

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{*excludes engagement rings, wedding bands and fine jewelry. all photos by Alyssa Robb}

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show me your stack : katie diamond

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Katie Diamond

today’s stack comes from a lovely lady whom I really admire, Katie Diamond. I first fell in love with Katie’s jewels back in 2009 and have enjoyed following her progression as a designer. everything she designs is just beautiful! I love the unique and effortless aesthetic in her earrings, her necklaces and of course, her rings. her rings just beg to be stacked!! and here’s what Katie has to say about her own stack…

today my stacks mainly consist of rings from my own line. i usually stick with the same stack for a while and switch it up when i’m designing a new collection.  you can always tell if i’m in love with a style – once i finish that sample it goes right on my finger and i don’t take it off!  my most recent obsession has been the ruby & turquoise combination.  and my favorite ring is the hazel ring, the bottom one on my right ring finger. i’ve been doing some estate jewelry buying recently, both for myself and the website and this ring (and the forthcoming collection) is definitely influenced by my favorite finds.  i love simplicity and i’ve been inspired to create a collection of tiny rings that look sweet on their own or are the perfect addition to an existing stack.

i’ve been wearing my wedding stack for 11 years now it all started with my round brilliant diamond engagement ring and then a year later my husband, david diamond surprised me with the marquise ring that he designed using a stone that was in his family for quite some while.  the other bands are ones that he’s gifted me through our years together.   i switch these up from time to time too…. i think all of us jewelry designers have jewelry addictions so i am probably not alone when i say i have a pretty awesome collection of beautiful rings from other jewelry designers, my travels, and estate sales that i like to wear as well.

just gorgeous, right? Katie would like to extend an incredible discount to UT readers. enjoy 20% off the entire site, excluding the estate section, with code UNRULY. thank you so much Katie!

do you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.