Beautiful Bow Necklace by Elle & V

Bow Necklace

Isn’t my bow necklace awesome? I got it a few weeks ago, when my friends Caroline and Sarah and I ventured up to NYC for some brunch, shopping, and much needed girl time.  We shopped at lots of places, But The Market NYC on Bleeker Street is one of my favorite places. http://www.themarketnyc.com

The Market NYC

The Market NYC is an indoor market filled with artists and their hand crafted works. Jewelry, apparel, fabrics, dolls and toys, beads and crafts, bath and body products, pottery, art, the variety is endless and every piece is unique. I found my new favorite piece of jewelry, and new favorite jewelry designer there.

The Market NYC

I was perusing the Market looking for something pretty and delicate I could wear every day when I came across Selah Michelle’s stand, Elle & V. Her stand had exactly what I was looking for. Selah describes her jewelry as a mix between chic and boho; dainty pieces that you can wear everyday and layer with other jewelry. It was just my style. There were such lovely pieces, including a bow bracelet. I loved the idea of a silver bow. It was simple and elegant, but I only wished it were a necklace rather than a bracelet. She offered to let me order a bow necklace online, or if I wanted to wait a minute she’d change the chain and make the bracelet a necklace right then and there.

I couldn’t walk away without the bow! It was just too pretty, so I chatted with Selah a bit while I waited. She is an absolute sweetheart. She didn’t try to pressure me into buying anything or try to get me to buy more than I wanted (I hate when people do that). She did answer my questions and talk to me about the market, the city, and things to do at the shore (my neck of the woods).

I found out that she is from California but went to school for jewelry design and gemology, bringing her to New York. She’s a graduate jeweler and diamond grader who received her diplomas from The Gemological Institute of America. All of Selah’s jewelry is  handmade made with 14k gold fill, vermeil and sterling silver. On her site, it states that “the high-end jewelry line is sprinkled with hints of inspiration from the designer’s travels through the markets of Morocco, the villages of Latin America, the mountains of New Zealand, and most recently the bountifully cultural streets of Manhattan.” I can definitely see the different influences in her work.

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Her personal favorite pieces are the hammered bar necklace and the long druzy necklaces (worn together, of course). Her necklaces are perfect for layering, and for an indecisive person like me, it’s nice to layer all your favorite necklaces together! I wear my Elle & V necklace almost every day. The bow falls perfectly on my collar bone, and looks so pretty on. It really does go with anything! Sometimes I forget to take it off in the shower or before bed, but it hasn’t tarnished or broken and looks as beautiful as it was the day I got it.

Selfie for the sake of my bow!

Check out Selah’s website and online store at www.elleandv.com. I can’t wait to shop some more for myself and for some beautiful gifts. I already know which pieces I want next…and which I’ll be hinting to Matt to get for me 😉

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