lunedì 21 luglio 2008

Hunting The Hunter

My obsession for jewelry in form of animals (or "animal jewelry" as I usually call it) is still strong and my collection needs some new pieces.

There are animals that attract me a lot for their symbolism and their cultural/popular references. This summer I'm loving my fish charms, but surely the crow, the firefly, the peacock and the deer are my favorites animals when I'm looking for something new to add to my jewelry box.

So, when I discovered the work of Digby & Iona, the jewelry line created by Aaron Ruff, I loved almost every single piece.
Grew up in rural Maine, he's currently living in Brooklyn. He became a jewelry designer without ever having any kind of education on it, "approaching jewelry-making with the mentality of a woodworker".

The Stag Ring is actually my favorite piece,


but also the Buck Necklaces,


the Giant Hare, the Seppie and the Elephant Rings are so so beautiful...



16 commenti:

Doriz Jeltzin ha detto...
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Elisabeth ha detto...

The stag ring is pretty cool!

What a unique taste you have - I loved this post!

The Clothes Horse ha detto...

I love all of these. They're all really awesome. I wonder if they have any horses...

Angie ha detto...

Oh I love the Buck necklaces and the giant hare! Lovely.

Thanks for the comments! I can't wait to read more of your blog. :)

Sharon Rose ha detto...

Cute pieces, love the elephant ring!!

jayne ha detto...

ooo i LOVE the octopus ring!

design for mankind. ha detto...

OMG I LOVE THEM ALL! :) WOW!!!!

MHBass ha detto...

tha stag ring is incredible! you wouldn't need any other jewellery if you had that on. wish i wasn't so poor atm....

the freelancer's fashionblog ha detto...

I like those rings, especially the bunny and the deer.

Would love to go to the jamboree, I'm actually thnking of heading there next year! Are you going?

Siljesfashion ha detto...

Cool things.

Arielle ha detto...

the deer necklaces are my favorite!

AlicePleasance ha detto...

@ doris jeltzin: oh yes! My obession for deers started with David Lynch!

@ the clothes horse: I don't think he made horses for now...
You made me realize I don't have any horse jewelry, I should find one!

Tina Tang ha detto...

That deer ring is HOT

Anonimo ha detto...

Greetings! My name is Chris and I hope you will forgive this intrusion...I wanted only to leave a quick note in passing. First, you are soo correct!! This jewelry is fabulous! Stylish, and with a naturalistic air that is just lovely! And your blog is amazing! Relevant, well-written and very stylish, as well. And a final thought---good golly you are a remarkably beautiful person! I do not think I have ever seen a more endearing, charming personal beauty in my life (you have an Audrey-Hepburn type beauty that is wonderful). Forgive me, again, for the unsolicited compliments. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, be well, sincerely, Chris

Annie ha detto...

That rabbit ring is so bizarre! I love it...

eeps. ha detto...

i love aaron ruff. i met him a year ago at a designer market in nyc, and i've been to sample sales with his stuff. that stag ring is amazing. my friend and i tried them on and pretended to fight each other.