Vote Now: Annual Maker’s Competition

The time has come. Each year we pit designer vs. designer under one theme. This year’s theme – TRASH. Digby & Iona, Claire Kinder, DMD Metal, Silverella, Daisy San Luis, and us, Fiat Lux,  all produced these one-of-a-kinds, each valued at $2,000. The one that wins will be raffled off to one of you & all you gotta do to enter is vote!

Don’t forget to join us at the Maker’s Competition Party on Friday, Feb. 10th from 6PM – late to find out who the big winner is. It’s all going down at 3169 16th Street with drinks by our pals at Rickhouse.

Step 1: Choose your favorite object – scroll down to view all the entries. Voting ends 02/10/17 at 5PM.

Step 2: Type your email address in the form below to be added to the raffle! Want extra raffle tickets? Click here to find out how you can rack up more!

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Trash 2017


TRASH 2017: our Fourth Annual Maker’s Competition

In so many ways this year is unlike any other, and in this #trash2017, our Fourth Annual Maker’s Competition, we’ve got some killer entries, each built by hand around the concept of trashy jewelry. We left the interpretation of that term fairly wide open for the seven participating makers, and the submissions are likewise crazy: from cocaine nails to orgies, even a glove, it’s tongue in cheek slash oddball collectibles bizarroworld this year. And you wouldn’t be here if that wasn’t your thing too, ya know? Read on for prelim details. More to come, along with pictures and links to the submissions in February.

For those of you new to this game, here’s how it works. Each year we decide on a theme and ask our designers to make an object that fits the theme as a blind submission to the competition. The best submission is decided by you guys in a blind vote that opens 10 days before we announce the results of the competition. Then, your vote gets you an automatic entry into the raffle to win the winning submission. On the last day of voting we host a huge party to which all the participating designers & makers come and which is totally open to the public where we announce the winners of both the competition & the raffle. Short list:

• Voting opens February 1st so keep your eyes peeled to our socials

• You can increase your odds of winning by purchasing anything from our site or in-shop from now till February 9th and if it’s

• $50 to $149 you score yourself one extra raffle ticket;
• $150 to $399 for two extra tickets;
• $400 + for three extra tickets.

• Party on February 10th.

If you’re in the Bay do NOT miss our big ass, bad ass Annual Maker’s Party on Friday February 10th from 6pm till late in our new space at 3169 16th Street. Our friends from Rickhouse bartending, you can hobnob it up all night with your favorite makers in the shop. Stay tuned & be on the lookout for this year’s tag #trash2017.

Introducing Lou Zeldis

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If you embody the wanderlust spirit, Lou Zeldis is it. We just picked up our first small lot of all original 1970s Zeldis pieces — carved horn, bezel set river stones, crystals in African brass, sting ray bone, the list goes on. Deep, dark, mysterious, weird, we won’t be getting another batch of these in till who knows when, so come visit quick.



Memento Mori Voting!

Memento Mori Entries

Today is the day!  The opening ceremony for the Olympics of Jewelry!

The six objects above are vying for your vote. Daisy San LuisDigby & IonaAmanda HuntMother of Gideon, Claire KinderNick Potash, and us all produced these one-of-a-kind beauties, each valued at $2,000. The one that wins will be raffled off to you one of you! All you gotta do to enter is vote! Need a closer look at the competitors? Scroll to the previous blog post for more info on each entry!

Want to up the ante? Make a purchase in shop or online until Friday, February 12 at 5PM PST and earn up to three additional raffle tickets! Click here for more details.

Join us at The Office (194 Church St., above Churchill) from 7PM to late on Friday, Feb. 12 for the winner reveal & the biggest, baddest party of the year.


Step 1: Choose your favorite object. Voting ends 02/12/16 at 5PM.

Step 2: Type your email address in the form below to be added to raffle!

Voting has closed. See ya next time!

Memento Mori: Meet the Competitors

Here stand your noble competitors – each piece handmade by the likes of Amanda Hunt, Daisy San Luis, Digby and Iona, Claire Kinder, Mother of Gideon, Nick Potash, and us, Fiat Lux and valued at $2,000. All the submissions are blind and the maker won’t be revealed until the final vote is cast. Stay tuned to the blog to cast your vote & enter the raffle to take home the winning object. Scroll to the post below for more details.

Number 1: In sterling silver & 14k gold & diamonds – a hand engraved reminder that death comes quick, like a hammer.entry 1

Number 2: A 14k urn is topped with sparkling golden rutilated quartz, the perfect talisman for remembrance. entry 2 - ckb

Number 3: Reminding us of our mortality, it reads – here lie our bones, waiting for yours -  all in 14k gold with a coffin cut sapphire.
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Number 4: A 14k gold skull with black diamonds hangs above an ever spinning antique ivory sphere on a handmade chain.

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Number 5: An ode to the window of the soul, a cat’s eye in oil paint under a quartz lens in 18k yellow gold with satellite diamonds.

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Number 6: A reminder of original sin & our final state – a solid gold & ruby snake wrapping around & through an 18k skull with a diamond for her pirate eye.

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Number 7: In bone, sapphire, garnet & pearl, winged like the Great Reaper, then worn close to the heart.

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3rd Annual Fiat Lux Design Competition


— What seest thou else in the dark backward and abysm of time?

These words, Shakespeare’s unmistakeable and beautiful metaphor for memory, remembrance, the central, lead-footed theme of this, our 3rd Annual Fiat Lux Designer Competition. Last year’s was knives (hat tip to Mr. Potash for the win), the year before black diamonds won by the effervescent makers at Digby & Iona, but this year it’s anybody’s game. The submissions are in and the candles are lit – this year’s competition is here and we are ready!

Don’t forget! From the 2nd to the 12th of February you’ll vote for your favorite object and that vote gives you one free raffle ticket towards winning one of the baddies from this year’s Competition. That’s right, one lucky someone gets to take home the winning object! Want to increase your chances? Buy a little something for yourself and get up to FOUR raffle tickets!

Purchase anything from our site or in-shop from now till February 12th and if it’s

• $50 to $149 you score yourself one extra raffle ticket;
• $150 to $399 for two extra tickets;
• $400 + for three extra tickets.

If you’re in the Bay – you won’t want to miss our big ass, bad ass party at The Office (above Churchill, 194 Church St.) on Friday, Feb. 12 from 7pm to late. Stay tuned & be on the lookout for this year’s tag #tothedeath2016.

Wish List: Bright & Shiny Silver

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The greatest thing about silver is how versatile it is, it can be super sweet & dainty or bold & bad ass. Find all these in shop or online.