Aug 4, 2011
Beautiful Baubles by Bora
Back at Christmastime I did my usual perusal of the holiday markets and discovered the amazing Bora Jewelry in a booth at Bryant Park. Unfortunately, I needed to a) save money in order to move from NY to London and b) buy presents for other people, not myself, so I did not indulge in a sparkly gift for myself. They were gorgeous baubles—chunky asymmetrical rings studded with semiprecious stones and inlaid with textured metals, elaborate calligraphic dangling earrings, filigreed cuffs, etc.—handmade in Brooklyn and reasonably priced. (Most of the rings I looked at were in the $200-$400 range.)
Naturally, I've tried to find these little beauties in the ensuing months, but Bora Jewelry apparently doesn't have a website (how archaic!). I've found a few pieces for sale here and there and around, but the best way to find out more is probably just to email the designer directly at email@example.com. Believe me when I say that the pictures I've found online don't remotely do the jewelry justice—it is spectacular in real life.