Encouraged by Jane, who’s been a fan of Brooklyn-based jewelry line Digby & Iona for many years, and by Digby & Iona’s publicity person, who emailed, and because Aaron Ruff, the man who makes Digby & Iona jewelry is … not unattractive (I know! I know, it’s not important, but I somehow feel like I’d be remiss not to mention it), I took a trip to the Digby & Iona jewelry-making studio/headquarters, which also happens to be a block and a half from my home.
It’s on the second floor of a rambly Cobble Hill warehouse-type building, and it (pictured, with Aaron) is a smallish, brick-and-wood room packed with antique books, old jewelry, and bits of metal. Riiight to the right of this photograph (which was generously provided by D&I PR) is a big open window overflowing with beautifully bright green plants that I should have taken a picture of, but something happened when I saw all the old cabinets and tiny drawers filled with jewelry (templates, inspiration pieces), and I kind of fell apart. Read More