In a city like New York that’s full of interesting stores, with more popping up every day, it’s difficult to narrow it down to one favorite. But, I have and my current obsession is Fragments (www.fragments.com). Located in Soho, Fragments is a fantastic store with an eclectic mix of fashion and fine jewelry.
Founder and CEO Janet Goldman has been quoted as saying “I’m attracted to anything sparkly and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll”. Her design philosophy is apparent in the well curated collections they carry from independent up and coming designers, as well as more established names. Fragments originally started off specializing in high end costume jewelry and gradually added fine jewelry to the mix.
They now feature over 50 designers and pieces ranging from a fun $60 faceted crystal and macramé bracelet to jaw dropping engagement rings, for couples looking for something other than a six prong Tiffany (www.tiffany.com) setting.
Some of designers whose pieces I’ve been lusting after are-
Catherine Angiel (http://catherineangiel.com/) whose collection of dark and moody Goth meets rock n’ roll pieces are all made in New York.
Stella Flame (http://www.stellaflame.com/) with her Byzantine inspired, jewels that look like they we’re found in a far off bazar.
Sutra (http://www.sutrajewels.com/) whose pieces feature juicy colored opals and other organic shaped gemstone slices have recently been seen on Jennifer Hudson at the 2013 Oscars.
A visit to Fragments is a must on your next trip to Soho! And so is a visit to my website –
www.fromtheashesvintagejewels.com – new pieces just added!!
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And next time you’re in Brooklyn, stop by Eight of Swords (www.eightofswords.com) in Williamsburg to check out my collection up close and personal.