Jewelry Report Card: H is for Hand Forged
Want a really really good stack, I think I may have the answer for you! This Sunday takes us back in time, in some ways, to when jewelry and items were made by hand, forged in fire- so to speak. We find the jewelry in question, in LA inside a retail concept space called ELU. I discovered them via instagram, and am hooked on the look and construction of the pieces. The jewelry is substantial and tactile, featuring gemstones hand placed inside the forged metals. So todays A++ goes to @elu_official as a line to watch, and a page to follow! Elu was started by Cristina Nicoletti, when she decided to begin selling artisanal luxury goods from all over the world. This led to a meeting of the minds and friends, which evolved into a new creative space in West Hollywood. They also carry bags, perfume, shoes, scarves, hats, and sunglasses. The new jewelry line ELU, definitely caught my eye and is the fruit of a partnership with Evan Sugerman of Parts of Four, which is based in Bali.
I’m a lover and collector of the authentic jewelry of “tribes”, indigenous peoples, and taxco pieces. However, as enticed as I am by such pieces I also love the modernist movements of the 50s and today. Perhaps this is why I am drawn to this line of jewelry so much. Hopefully, our readers will also see the allure of the pieces by ELU.
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Elu Los Angeles
8750 Holloway Dr.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
*All images via ELU online and @elu_official, rights reserved.