Los Angeles, meet Gabriela and Teresita Artigas, the sister-duo jewelers behind the new boutique Gabriela Artigas. You may not know their names, but chances are you?ve already admired their work.
That?s because these Mexico City-born Angelenos have sold their distinctive pieces--equal parts tomboy style (shark teeth, animal horns) and ladylike appeal (diamonds, precious metals)--at boutiques like Des Kohan and Ten Over Six for years. But with the advent of their sunny little jewel box on La Cienega, the pair can now display all their imaginative designs in one place.
Feeling edgy? Try the asymmetrical Swarovski-studded necklace ($320) or anything from their signature Tusk collection including necklaces, chokers, cuffs and earrings (from $185). Favor more delicate pieces? There?s a black diamond chain bracelet ($180) and diamond studs ($280). For a special night out, gild your crowning glory with star-shaped barrettes (from $130) created for holiday 2012 in collaboration with Parabellum to celebrate the leather craftsmen?s CFDA nomination.
And the boutique stocks little giftables, like the zany toothbrush cuff ($8) or brass spike earrings ($70). With such a treasure trove, who?s to blame us if we stop in for some early holiday shopping--and leave with a little quelque chose for ourselves?
Gabriela Artigas, 370 1/2 N. La Cienega Blvd.; 310-309-7730 or gabrielaartigas.com