- Love Adorned
269 Elizabeth St., nr. Houston St. 212-431-5683
After fifteen years running a tattoo parlor with a few cases of jewelry, Lori Leven flipped the script and opened a 2,000-square-foot spinoff dedicated to baubles. With prices between $50 to $10,000, the super-eclectic inventory includes everything from 22-karat gold to brass, beach pebbles to raw diamonds, embellished bullet-casing pendants to fine-feathered earrings. In addition, Leven keeps a small reserve of vintage and antique pieces such as a Victorian compass locket and a seventies-era garnet pyramid ring.
Best Funky Jewelry
From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).