There's nothing more satisfying than someone stopping you and asking with a tinge of envy, "Where did you get that?" Here are five amazing, totally original jewelry lines that you should check out right now if you want to get asked that question. Some are vintage and luxe, others are laid-back casual — and they're all drool-worthy. Click through to see for yourself.
A Piece Treaty is mainly known for its exotic scarves, but its brand new Spring '10 jewelry line, Sunari, is equally ta-dow. Just refer left. Inspired by nomadic tribes of Afghanistan and Central Asia, it consists of 12 handmade pieces made of amulets and talismans. As for the mainstay scarves, everything from the fabric to the design is delicate and understated. The perfect finish to any ensemble. Astounding jewels and scarves are waiting to be checked out, don't keep them waiting . . .
If we've learned anything from sites like The Sartorialist and Garance Dore, it's that wearing a scarf will get you a lot of attention. Tie it in a creative way, wear with your favorite pair of beat up jeans and a splurge-y platform sandal and you're a prime suspect for a street style photographer. Although you can find interesting scarves for practically nothing at the vintage shops (remember, you can make your own too) we do like the 2009 A Peace Treaty collection. Their cause pivots on supporting artisans in regions of socio-political strife and they donate to Conterpart International so no matter how hesitant you are to drop two hundred dollars on a simple piece of fabric, remember that it's more than that. Plus, how can you beat those color combinations?
This story of scarves begin with two girls, Farah Malik and Dana Arbib, who made a pact with one another to help provide employment to struggling artisans living in areas of socio-political animosity. The result is a luxurious line of handmade scarves dubbed A Peace Treaty.
For their Spring '09 collection, the duo traveled to Central Asia and recruited local town artisans to create a unique collection of hand-loomed and dip-dyed scarves. The technique used to create the line is intricate and time consuming. This scarf took a total of eight hours to make by a Pakistani woodblock printer! Prices range from $26 to $110; kinda pricey, but you'll know your money is going to a good place.
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