If you have Old World tendencies, but fantastical ones, too, then you must get acquainted with James Banks. Designer Adam Shulman and goldsmith Heidi Nahser Fink, the duo behind the brand, prove that jewelry should be more than just an object you wear. Their pieces nod to the past while celebrating the future you shape with your life.
This made-to-order pendant may look like an estate treasure, but its 18-karat white gold and copper are actually carefully hand-placed and tarnished to replicate the intricate wing detail of the Buckeye species of butterfly. It’s an heirloom in the making.