Kiel Mead makes chic jewelry that’s delicate and girly with a bit of an edge. While I’m not even sure if his designs are really me, I adore his homage to everyday and often unexpected objects. A drillbit or retainer is just as fair game as a heart, you see.
I used to covet his lovely forget-me-knot ring each time I passed the Areaware booth at NYIGF years ago. And then the ring tempted me again when we sourced it for Artel. (Years later, true story, I almost got a tattoo inspired by this ring design. Long story about how that turned out, but suffice it to say, I’m still ringless, in metal and ink.)
So even though a few friends have this style, and although I have a problem of owning and wearing too many rings already, I think it may just be an inevitable purchase. And one I’ll wear a lot.
See more of Kiel’s genius here.