The use of gold leaf for decoration dates back more than 4,000 years. Giving this ancient craft a modern spin, the jewelry artisans at ÉVOCATEUR create one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by works of art. Each cuff is handcrafted in their Connecticut studio and takes several days to complete. The process includes an age-old gilding technique in which tiny pieces of 22k gold leaf are carefully applied with tweezers and burnished onto the jewelry. The bracelets feature images ranging from geometric designs and old world motifs to animals and maps, making it easy to curate a personalized, eclectic collection.
$345; available at Smith Jewelers, (516) 922-6744.