Why Dallas Maynard’s Latest Jewelry Collection Rules

An Empire City takeover

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Old-school Empire City: New York, home of Jay-Z and the jaded.

New-school Empire City: Chicago, home of Dallas Maynard’s new jewelry collection.

Once inspired by natural elements (curved bones, claws, ocean fossils), the designer has shifted her focus to the concrete jungle — specifically, the angles of art deco monuments such as the Chrysler Building.

From her Ravenswood studio, Maynard carves trios of triangles for striking bracelets and necklaces and links rows of yellow bronze trapezoids by chain. To really make a point, slip a finger in one of her edgy geometric rings (they’re sharp enough to poke an eye out). The most complex pieces take up to eight hours to complete.

Let ’em reign.

Available at
dallasmaynard.com, $36-$282.

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Photos: Joe Tighe / Courtesy of Dallas Maynard