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Architectural Jewellery

January 23, 2014

 Gabriela Artigas

In the era of statement jewellery – from bib necklaces to ‘arm party’ stacked bracelets and knuckle rings and body chains – it’s no surprise that local jewellery designer Gabriela Artigas has been such a hit with style bloggers and A-list actresses alike. Along with sister Teresita, Artigas has also collaborated with high-profile names like blogger Sincerely Jules and luxe local boutique Des Kohan, but never had a standalone shop of their own… until now, that is. Last month, on their 10th anniversary, the sisters met another milestone with the opening of their first brick and mortar store in West Hollywood, and it’s the perfect embodiment of the duo’s signature aesthetic: edgy meets delicate.
 
Within the 700 sq ft, white-washed and gothic-tinged space, rocks and marbles serve as display surfaces for the architectural collection of gems, these featuring materials like pyrite and shark’s teeth, pearls and tusks, and the must-have bold Swarovski on leather ‘Futuristic’ series. For those who prefer their jewellery a bit more dainty, Artigas’ geometric basics are fabulous for everyday pieces – square and hexagonal rings are handmade in 14k gold, while simple bands are embellished with a single white or black diamond, and delicate pendants from the ‘Teardrop’ collection represent the most timeless and subtle designs. For a personalised shopping experience, schedule an appointment with the sisters themselves – one-stop bauble beautification!
 
370 ½ N La Cienega Blvd / West Hollywood / +1 310 360 0796 / 11am-6pm Tue-Fri, or by appt / gabrielaartigas.com

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