Jewelry From Local Makers and Shops Adds Sparkle to the Holiday

Bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and more.

Venn Earrings The minimalist, affordable, Seattle-made adornments at Baleen make great small gifts and stocking stuffers. One of the line’s more distinct designs is the Venn Earrings, inspired by Venn diagrams. The large lower loop hangs independently (and can be removed for a different look) while remaining secure while the earrings are on. Perfect for the math nerds and logic lovers in your life. $58. Get them at Baleen, 6418 20th Ave. N., werbaleen@gmail.com

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Necklace J Artist Alex Stanyon creates delicate, one-of-a-kind necklaces that demand a closer look. They are really more like mini-sculptures, made of cold-worked or carved glass and suspended on copper wire. Some designs are more minimalist than others, with smooth surfaces and silhouettes. The facets of the black glass element on Stanyon’s Necklace J make it literally and stylistically edgier—a cross between a blackberry and a hand grenade. $180. Find it at Vetri, 1404 First Ave., 667-9608

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Rest Rings The smooth contours of the Rest Rings by FARIS seem spontaneously formed at first … until you realize that they’re designed to nestle each other on your finger. In both bronze and silver, they have a warmth that makes them a gorgeous keepsake for friends, family, partners—anyone you wish you could always hug. $98–$165 each. Get them at RIZOM, 2316 Second Ave., 441-7541

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North-South Bracelet The mix-and-match shapes, colors, and textures of LUUR’s amazing North-South bracelets allow for frequent customization among those who have multiple pairs (and among friends who want to trade or share). Strong magnets bind the polished Corian halves around your wrist, making them easy to put on and take off. $75. Find them at Fancy, 1914 Second Ave., 956-2945

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Ocean Jasper Earrings Mrs. Robinson’s Affair really lets the stones do the talking in its jewelry. Luscious, translucent, dendritic slabs of agate and carnelian make gorgeous pendants on simple chains. The mossy, mysterious patterns in the ocean jasper druzy sterling earrings evoke a wave breaking on a rocky shore. They are a perfect pick for someone who loves green, the sea, Seattle, or all of the above. $72. Get them at Ghost Gallery, 504 E. Denny Way, 832-6063

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