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.

Shop News: My Bloody Valentine Knife Party!


This is it folks. The big reveal. It is actually happening. Knives are being sharpened. Drinks are being poured.

On Friday the Thirteenth, our My Bloody Valentine Knife Party kicks off. Come out to see all the knives and meet the designers from our Second Annual Maker’s Competition; Daisy San Luis, Digby & Iona, Elizabeth Street Jewelry, Lauren Wolf Jewelry, Mother of Gideon, Nick Potash, & us!

Join us at The Office (above Churchill, 194 Church St.) from 7PM till late this Friday, February 13th. There will be drinks, music by The Ferocious Few, and the coolest, creepiest handmade knives in town. Get your best all-black-everything outfit ready and come see how Fiat Lux does Valentine’s Day. (Spoiler Alert: It’s gonna be weird.)

Don’t forget, YOU get to pick the winner! Voting takes place here on the blog this Wednesday, February 11th through Friday, February 13th. Click here to see each knife up close and personal. You vote automatically enters you into a raffle to take home the winning knife! Want more raffle tickets? See the post below to find out how.



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.]

Shop News: Serpentfire Tarot Giveaway

Serpentfire Pyramid
Get excited because we are extending the deadline for the Serprentfire contest to Wednesday, July 23rd!

Pick your favorite tarot card and create your own version using whatever medium you like! Drawing, wood carving, collaging, or anything else you can think of. Submit the image by posting it to your own Instagram, then tagging #fiatluxsf, #serpentfire, and #goddessgiveaway.

Our Tarot Card Drawing Contest now ends 7/23/2014. We’ll pick a winner who receives:

• ONE Serpentfire Tarot Deck;
• ONE Gift Certificate for 100$ to our webstore;
• ONE super cute denim Fiat Lux card pouch.

Good luck!


Shop News: Summer Engagement!


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!

Shop News: Serpentfire Tarot Contest


We are excited to announce a giveaway contest with the one & only Serpentfire, Montréal based artist whose rich, saturated, mystical feminist images have been haunting & inspiring us for months. She’s currently busy printing us up a run of her first ever tarot deck that we are SO excited to announce will be available both in our shop & on our webstore. To mark this step for Serpentfire and our little shop, we’re giving away one of the decks & more to one lucky client!

The idea is simple. Pick your favorite tarot card. (Ours is the Queen of Wands, clear, the strong woman of endless possibilities.) Then create your own version of your card by drawing, digitizing, oil-on-wooding, whatever medium you like. Submit it by posting the image to your own Instagram, then tagging #fiatluxsf and #serpentfire and #goddessgiveaway. Contest begins stat! (6/21/2014)

Our Tarot Card Drawing Contest ends 7/6/2014. We’ll pick a winner by 7/12/2014 who receives:

• ONE Serpentfire Tarot Deck;
• ONE Gift Certificate for 100$ to our webstore;
• ONE super cute denim Fiat Lux card pouch.

Kind of major you guys. We’ll have a few little things for three lucky runners up as well. Meanwhile, be on the lookout for more on Instagram in the coming weeks, and above all happy drawing!


Trunk Show & Winner’s Ball

WE HAVE A WINNER! Join all six of your favorite designers on Friday at the Office in San Francisco for a Mega Trunk Show Extravaganza & the Official Announcement of the Champion of the 1st Annual Great Black Diamond Ring Off and our Lucky Black Diamond Raffle Winner!

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We’re so excited to bring you all six designers – Daisy San Luis, Digby & Iona, Elizabeth Street, Mother of Gideon, Nick Potash (and us) – under one roof for one night for this trunk show & hobnob. It’s a once in a lifetime kinda event so double star it in your calendars! See you on Friday!