It's a good thing you have ten fingers (if we may be so presumptuous) because you might want to showcase the whole collection of these gleaming beauties all at once. Each one has a great balance of sharp metal lines and the softness of a smooth, oval stone.
"Designer Tamar Wider crafts whimsical, expressive, Cali-cool jewels that draw influence from the scenic settings in San Francisco to the dusty, Texas terrain," represents just a few of the kind words Refinery29 has to say about one of its favorite jewelers, The 2 Bandits. Featuring saturated stones and rugged metals, this SF company founded by a Texan designer wraps both whimsey and presence into its sturdy, timeless pieces that you're sure own forever.
Grab your coat and a handful of glitter, and enter the land of fog and fabulousness. So long, inhibitions; hello, San Francisco. Good times and social revolutions tend to start here, from manic Gold Rushes to blissful hippie Be-Ins. If there's a skateboard move yet to be busted, a technology still unimagined, a poem left unspoken or a green scheme untested, chances are it's about to happen here. Yes, right now: this town has lost almost everything in earthquakes and dot-com gambles, but never its nerve.
Shopping local is more than a trend — it is the future of a sustainable economy. Studies show that when you purchase products from small local businesses, 68% of the profits go back into that business' local economy, creating more jobs, opportunity and growth. However, when you purchase items from a larger company, only 43% of the profits go back into the community — the rest is wasted on the bloat accrued by such a large entity and, ultimately, into the pockets of shareholders. Where would you rather put your dollars?