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 all things crafted by hand. Look for her gift guide posts all month on our blog.
(Photos courtesy of Faris.)
Okay boys, listen up. Jewelry shopping for ladies is hard. Very hard. But unique indie designers like Seattle-based Faris Du Graf make it a little easier. Like little pieces of architecture (she likens her modular pieces to pre-fab housing kits), each of Faris's stunning brass pieces are fashioned by hand. From small rings meant to be worn above the knuckle to fierce statement pieces like this "Armor" necklace ($310) or the "Lunar" double cuff ($150), each design feels bold. (Psst: Guys—you want your girl to feel bold!)