Indie Jewelry Stores
by Jared Flint, 07/30/2013
Courtesy, Love, Adorned
269 Elizabeth St., 212-431-5683, NoLIta, Manhattan
The sister store to storied East Village tattoo parlor New York Adorned, Love, Adorned offers an intriguing feminine contrast to the buzzing masculinity of getting inked. That's not to say that their stuff is prissy and precious, although precious stones are featured in many of their pieces. The store keeps a tight selection of works by established designers like Anna Sheffield and Mociun while also maintaining a rotation of items by sought-after indie designers. The result is a collection of chunky, asymmetrical pieces that—despite it being composed of works from more than 20 different designers—feels impressively cohesive. The store also offers items for the home as well as bags and scarves. Yes, there's a lot of that going around, but Love, Adorned gets it right.