Manhattan – SoHo
280 Mulberry St between E Houston and Prince Sts
Fledgling jewelry designers cruise this girly DIY chain and premade bauble shop for ropes of turquoise stones (beginning at $40) and peridot briolettes ($52 and up)--all artfully arranged in ornate gold frames. After you've selected the materials for your piece, you can assemble the design at the shop's communal table or pass them on to the knowledgeable staff to finish.
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