Enamel, silver, brass… there’s something about these elements that calls to mind the jewelry of a women in her 50’s decked in bangles, rings, huge eyeglass frames, and a bright windbreaker suit on her way to a game of bingo (active imagination, much?). Those very elements are what jewelry designers Ken Leung and Dana Chin use to create their eclectic line of earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets. Ken and Dana’s line B-Side is “jewelry remixed” with shapes, colors and images pulling from the advent of hip-hop and graffiti as an art form during NYC’s cultural revolution in the 80’s.
The jewelry is fun yet refined with designs that include brass plate pendants on multi-chain necklaces, unique “handcuff” bracelets, chandelier earrings with precious rough-cut stones, and cocktail rings. Many of the pieces from the Graffiti collection feature graffiti tags that read “Legalize art,” “art crimez,” and “onefortyfivesixty.” B-Side’s Cube collection uses the cube to create geometric styles that cascade and overlap. And since most of the jewelry is hand-made, there’s less chance of another girl having the same exact jewelry which makes for a truly unique piece. The jewelry line also includes tie-clips, cuff links and money clips that could work for both women and men that want to liven up the business attire.
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