Jewelry crush

Happy Tuesday!

Lately I’ve been crushing real hard on two up and coming designers from the US.


The first designer I have a crush on is Tamar Wider, known for her The 2 Bandits collection. Originally from Texas, the young designer grew up in a family who owned a diamond wholesaling business.  After moving from Texas, spent some time in NYC  where The 2 Bandits was created before moving to San Francisco, where she currently resides.  I love her jewels for their unique and creative style, I love the southwestern influence and her mix of stones and metals. They are not only rustic and edgy but also really elegant.  There’s nothing quite like it anywhere in Toronto or Canada.  Here are some of my favorite pieces from her collection, some of which I own already and can’t live without:

There are currently a few bundles on her site, perfect for the holidays. I definitely recommend checking her out!



The second designer I’ve been crushing on is a NY-based designer called Vera Balyura, otherwise known as VERAMEAT.  All of her jewelry is handcrafted from ecologically sound recycled sterling silver, brass and pure 14k gold. There are several Verameat stores in NYC and Brooklyn and she opened a brand new store in LA just last week.  I love her mix of animals, hearts, vampires, monsters, etc. I love VERAMEAT because her team is super social-media savy. They know how to really create a closeness with their customers, which is fantastic! Here are some of my favs from her collection, some of which I own already and also can’t live without:

Definitely make sure you drop by one of her stores if you’re in the area… If you live in Toronto, the rad store Jacflash, located on Queen Street West also carries some of her jewelry.


That’s it for today’s blog! I leave you with a little holiday video from one of my favs, Hey Rosetta! who recently released their holiday EP A Cup Of Kindness Yet.

Have a wonderful week!



  1. Hey there!

    I just wanted to let you know that our jewelry is actually made of sterling silver or solid brass! We do have 14k Gold pieces, as well as red copper, but the majority one will see when coming into our shops or online will be solid brass and sterling silver.


    Assistant Manager
    Verameat | BK

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