Recently, Obsessive Beauty flew all the way to New York in search of new fashionable finds. We discovered quite a few surprises, but while we were gone, a jewelry design team sprung up in our hometown, and we suggest you take interest now, because August Mae Designs is going to take off—fast. Gorgeous antique looking rings remind you of a distant era when women wore their hair in Veronica Lake-inspired waves, with red lipstick, and chic heels. But these stunning rings also display a knack for the present times—they’re ethereal and modern, sophisticated and romantic, artistic and original.
Even though we visited the fashion capital of the United States, we didn’t see anything that rivaled the cutting-edge creations of August Mae Designs. Inspired by designers Sarah York and Jan Huckins, each ring is hand crafted with precise care to ensure that every piece is different. (Stay tuned for a more detailed story on August Mae Designs in the Good Times Fashion Issue on Aug. 5.) But in the meantime, take a look at their work. Your fingers won’t be able to resist it.
August Mae Designs are sold at Stripe, 107 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, 421-9252, stripedesigngroup.com, or at etsy.com/shop/augustmaedesigns.