Maya Brenner shark’s tooth necklace in sterling silver | $150 at Iconery
I really hate to use the word obsessed, but I can’t think of a better one, so obsessed it is. I’ve been obsessed with shark’s teeth since I was a kid collecting them at the beach; I preferred them over shells. And every time I see shark tooth jewelry, I gasp a little, and put it on my wish list.
Which is totally what I did when Andrea Linett announced her collab with Iconery (which she’s actually also a co-founder of) and I saw her shark tooth earring charms:
So to ease into shark tooth jewelry, I bought the necklace above, by Maya Brenner (which Kim France featured in gold w/diamonds on her blog a couple days ago), in very respectable sterling silver, which, mostly, is what I can afford right now, but also I want to layer it with my delicate gold necklace, which I thought would be a very cool contrast. And I can’t say I really love the triangle hoops the charms are featured with, so I’d rather put the charms on a simple pair of very tiny gold hoops, which I must find first. And then save the money for.
But anyway, I’ve been meaning to write about Iconery for a while, especially since they launched the aforementioned collabs with Andrea Linett & Kim France, both of whom are basically as close to style icons one who doesn’t have style icons can have. Lucky Magazine was the only magazine I read with regularity, even until the end – in spite of it’s sharp decline – and theirs are the only blogs besides one or two others I read consistently. But I digress.
I love everything at Iconery, including their tag line: “Because life’s too short to wear fake jewelry.” Which, of course, is so true: real jewelry made by real people is a million times better than cheap Forever21 “jewelry” or mass-marketed Baublebar sh*t (pardon me). But it’s more than that, it’s about individuality, independence, and the boldness to be YOURSELF (whoever that is). To be REAL. Not that I’m entirely sure who myself is ALL the time, but I know better than I ever have before, and she certainly doesn’t do fake anything 😉