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.

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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!

3rd Annual Fiat Lux Design Competition

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— 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.

Tempus Has Arrived!

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We’re so excited to announce that Tempus, our first full collection all made by us in our downtown San Francisco studio, has arrived to the webstore and in select shops around the country, notably Illusions in the Hamptons and the lovely Boris & Natasha in Charlotte, North Carolina. More to come so stay tuned. A short bit about the new line Tempus:

Tempus is inspired loosely by the ebb & flow of cultural time using symbolism from ancient civilizations – meaning that its abstract forms represent cultural symbols from ancient worlds that have been pared down to their modern essentials. You’ll find the Wedjat abstract & inspired by the post-War modernists’ “skin and bones” approach. Or Ianus as futurist pairs that become one. Or a protective shield — the Spartan lambda — iterated over effortless basics. Recognizable cultural mantras welded into sharp, precise forms.

More to come in the next few days, but for now click right here to browse & shop the current collection online. And as always thank you for all the support & love!

KNIVES 2015

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Last year’s battle for best Black Diamond Ring (hat tip to the winner for the seriously incredible ring – rightmost in the link) was hard fought and valiantly won. But this year the battle is bloody — as in we all made knives. Like with our hands.

Seven of the best independent designers around:

Nick Potash
Lauren Wolf
Elizabeth Street
Digby & Iona
Daisy San Luis
Mother of Gideon
• and Fiat Lux

have come together in 2015 to battle for BEST KNIFE in our Annual Maker’s Competition. Each knife is worth $1,250, and just like last year, one of you wins the winner of KNIVES 2015 in our February Raffle. You read that right. One of you wins the best of seven of some of the most beautiful knives made by hand with love & care by one of the best seven makers around. Oh really you can’t even? Actually yes you can and here’s how.

From February 11th to 13th you’ll get to vote on which knife you think is best. Your vote gets you one free entry into the raffle for the winning knife of KNIVES 2015. But you can have up to 4 entries in the raffle and here’s how. Purchase anything from our site now till February 13th and if it’s

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

TO TOP IT ALL OFF: we’re hosting our big ANNUAL PARTY & TRUNK SHOW on Friday February 13th with all seven designers in San Francisco, where we’ll announce which designer won KNIVES 2015 + the lucky raffle winner! Last year was a blast but this year we have brought it and brought it hard. Search for the #knives2015 hashtag on our Instagram and socials and may the BEST KNIFE win!

[One raffle entry is automatic with your vote. Extra entries are automatic with your purchase. Up to and no more than 4 raffle tickets per person & only one vote per person is allowed. Multiple votes from the same person will be automatically disqualified. Raffle winner selection is random. Voting opens on February 11th and closes Midnight, February 13th.]

New in Shop: Vintage Finds

Who doesn’t like flea markets?! Its like getting lost in sea of junk just to find that one perfect something you know you MUST have but didn’t know you needed until you saw it there….. absolutely perfect, slightly neglected – and ready to be taken into your tender hands to be given a new lease on life. Yeah,….I love flea markets.

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These beauties were found at one of the worlds’ most amazing flea markets, the Marche aux Puces in Paris. Just perfect – totally amazing – and waiting for those tender hands.

- Anna

 

 

New in Shop: Lockets Victoriana

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Recently we combed through buckets and buckets of antique lockets and found six standouts for the shop. All of them powerful in their symbolism, all of them perfect little talismans to help with your many moves into the future. And the best bit is that we’ve made them available on the site. Click here or the pic above to check out the latest small batch vintage collection to hit the shop.

- Alexei

Shop News: Summer Engagement!

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You guys how excited are we?! On Friday July 25th Claire Kinder is flying out from her home in New York City and joining Daisy San Luis for a very special Trunk Show! They’re bringing all of their latest & greatest engagement, among other works, for just one night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. All of it will be 15% for the entire night. That includes the engagement ladies and dudes!

We’ll have our signature champagne cocktail as well as general libations, loads of some of the most beautiful, daintiest jewelry in the whole wide world, and two of the cutest and loveliest makers in the Known Universe. Click the pic above or here for the FaceBook event page, and don’t forget to check in for updates and teasers on our Instagram! We can’t wait to see you here!

The Great Black Diamond Ring Off

WE ARE HERE YOU GUYS! Today is your day – the Olympics of Ring Competitions. Below the six rings, each one made by one of our favorite makers in shop. Daisy San Luis, Digby & Iona, Elizabeth Street, us, Mother of Gideon, and Nick Potash worked for months to produce these beautiful beauties, each one valued at 3,000$. The one that wins is up for giveaway for one of you and all you have to do is vote!

Step 1: click on the picture below.
Step 2: enter your email address in our newsletter signup at bottom of the page for your raffle ticket!
Step 3: vote for which ring takes All the Glory!

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So easy. One vote gets you one free raffle ticket. If you wanna up the ante, between now & Monday at 9 pm PST purchase in shop or on the site for up to three more raffle tickets to increase your chances to win!

Check here for more deets or if you’re just joining, and here, here, and here for more pictures of the rings!

Go forth & vote! Good luck & lots of love from us all!