In our exhaustive search for standout accessories, “Made in Thailand” didn’t exactly top the list of qualifiers.
But then we stumbled upon Bangkok Smiths, the new online home of four inventive, Thai-based jewelry brands that hope to amend their country’s rep as manufacturer of mega-corp tchotchkes and baubles.
Sure to dispel any knockoff notions are the designers (among them: a Parsons grad, fashion photographer, and interior designer) and their indie wares, like honeycombed Pac-Man ghouls and chunky chess pawns (knights, rooks) by Jogema.
From the sister of Sretsis creator Pim Sukhahuta comes Matina Amanita, whose cz-studded woodland creatures (hedgehog, doe) delicately perch atop digits, and ominous, two-faced predator rings (owls, wolves) may encourage you to flip the bird. Glossy pigeon studs from Missile and colorful rubber bow tie pins and wristwatches by Trimode Accessories officially round out our international wish list.
Available online at bangkoksmiths.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Bangkok Smiths
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