Stunning jewelry that incorporates the ashes of loved ones: we interviewed the creator

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion, New Products on Monday 20 April 2015

At first these stunning jewelry pieces look like just glass beads, but these pieces created by Merry Coor incorporate the ashes of departed loved ones inside of them. In this exclusive interview, we asked the designer what inspired her to make these precious beads and her future plans in jewelry design. [read our original post about Ash Beads here]

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World’s cheapest car goes Bling Bling

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By Mohit Doda in New Design on Wednesday 17 November 2010

Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car from India, is going to get a gold make over. Goldplus is celebrating 5,000 years of Indian jewelery by decorating the small wonder. After a design contest, they have shortlisted three designs, and you can vote for your favorite design and ultimately see the winner grace the Indian roads.

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Chicago’s Post 27 store

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By Dave Mata in Cool Travel on Wednesday 24 February 2010

Post 27 is a unique and beautiful space on Chicago Ave in the Ukrainian Village. I first stumbled upon this ‘all things interior’ boutique a few weeks back, helping a friend move a table. Their new website showcases much of their vintage furniture, jewelery, and art that is held within this stunning establishment.

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Rust Belt jewelry

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By Gerry Mak in New Fashion on Sunday 27 January 2008

The mining and refining that provides the world with precious metals is also extremely damaging to the environment – each ounce of gold mined generates 30 tons of waste, much of which is toxic. Philadelphia-based Rust Belt make unique, finely crafted earrings, necklaces, and bracelets entirely from re-purposed and recycled materials. The processes they use […]

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