Shop It Now: History + Industry Jewelry by Irene Wood

This post was written by guest contributor Jess Chamberlain, a Seattle-based writer whose love of good design is second only to her passion for environmentally friendly—and locavore—living. Look for her #MadeInAmerica posts all month on our blog.

Osmunda Necklace ("Dreams"), $240. Photography by Catalina Kulczar.
History + Industry, Brooklyn-based designer Irene Wood's two-year-old jewelry line, was born of a desire to translate ancient artifact into contemporary pieces. Wood incorporates metals, semi-precious stones, and dyed or painted wood in her designs, all of it collected locally in New York.

History + Industry's summer 2013 release, The Floriography Collection, is inspired by the Victorian-era secret language of flowers. "This method of coded communication assigned meanings to flowers in order to convey thoughts or feelings that were otherwise unspeakable," says Wood.

Each piece resembles the chosen flower's aesthetic and meaning, and encourages a facet of a person's inner-strength—Levity, Devotion, Courage, Imagination and Confidence. Gorgeous jewelry with soul? Yes please.
Amaryllis Cuff ("Splendid Beauty"), $58. 
Protia Necklace ("Courage"), $240. 

Chlorophresh Earrings, $42.
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