Monday, July 8, 2013

Sweet as Pi

Wishing Bridge designer launches affordable Pi jewelry line

Pi Jewelry

Fashion Math Quiz

Word Problem:

Girl A loves gold jewelry. Unfortunately, Girl A's paycheck (x) does not equal the cost of elegant, goldfill pieces (y). What should Girl A do?

y must equal Pi, as in Pi jewelry, a new line by Wishing Bridge designer Lauryn Chin.

Show Your Work:
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising graduate wanted to create a second, more affordable brand that still boasted the same quality and style as Wishing Bridge. So she developed Pi, a line inspired by her son, his nickname, and his fascination with shapes.

Think of Pi as the sum of everything you learned in geometry class hammered into chic, wearable jewelry [see Fig. 2, below], from equilateral Min Tri (angle) studs to larger, lightweight Pent (agon) bracelets. Each piece is made to last with 14k-goldfill, though materials are used sparingly and with efficient manufacturing to keep costs down.

With most prices <$40, Pi equals a sleek, gold line that can be easily calculated into any budget. So you could layer, say, a bold Para (llelogram) necklace with a more delicate Scalene (triangle) chain without forcing your wallet into negative numbers.

And that's an A-plus in our book.

Pi is available at House of Aria, 1140 Bethel St. and online at Top photo by Herman Chin.

Pi Jewelry

Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 in Permalink

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