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Why Is It $585?
Because labor and materials are expensive. Even when they’re not diamonds.

Anton Heunis, $585
Fragments, 116 Prince St., nr. Greene St.; 212-334-9588

1. The Stones
The faceted onyx comes from South Africa; there’s $90 worth in this necklace.

2. The Chain
The silver-plated chain and other findings are $90.

3. The Crystals
The $110 worth of Swarovski crystals are cut by hand, like gems.

4. The Assembly
Two people work on each necklace; one solders, the other assembles.

5. The Labor
Each of these pieces is put together by hand in a Madrid workshop.


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