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.