You went on vacation and all you got was that stupid T-shirt. Nina Fagiola, on the other hand, got the idea to start Ether/Ore, her global-inspired jewelry line.
After returning stateside from a trip through Jaipur, India, the trained sculptor and metalworker began crafting necklaces, bracelets, and earrings based on the ornate aesthetics she found throughout the region.
Showstoppers include faux suede, multitiered necklaces with intricately strung heishi beads; leather fringe earrings with tiny brass, bullet-shaped dangles; and a double-strand, fish spine wraparound that’s the bauble equivalent of an LBD.
Fagiola also uses wood, pyrite, briolette gems, and kyanite in her pieces, resulting in eclectic keepsakes you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the world.
Available online at etherorejewelry.com, $75-$195.
Photo: Courtesy of Ether/Ore