The Kissing Ring is sure to elicit a smile whenever you look down and see the emoji face sending out a smooch. The recycled solid 14k yellow gold is sourced and handcrafted into this lighthearted yet refined ring in New York City. Winden creates jewelry is inspired by the craftsmanship of vintage pieces with a wink to modern culture.Read the brand story
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- Recycled solid 14k yellow gold with a high polish finish
- Smiley face measures: approx. 5mm high x 5mm wide
- Ring shank measures: approx. 1mm thick
- Handmade in NYC
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Winden is a jewelry line that inspires smiles with a cheeky-but-refined nod to pop culture, delicately cast in recycled gold and silver.
Designed, sourced and made in New York City, most pieces are made by founder and designer Rebecca Mapes in her Williamsburg studio. Her design process is organic and often inspired by vintage pieces, but she allows the material and process to lead her in new directions. While the pieces are light hearted, Rebecca is serious about responsible production and uses only recycled gold and diamonds. She has recently started blogging about sustainable fashion and is always looking for ways to lower her footprint.
I want to constantly be striving to be a conscious consumer. I don’t think I’m doing it perfectly and don’t expect other people to do it perfectly.
Rebecca was studying painting at Pratt Institute, but when she took her first jewelry class she had an aha moment, realizing “oh, this is what I was supposed to do.” With a tendency to make small, meticulous paintings, the process of making jewelry just made sense to her. She went on to hone her skills with other local establishments, like designer Pamela Love and the North Brooklyn-based shop, In God We Trust.
Growing up in Ithaca, New York, Rebecca was always making things and had a love for vintage jewelry. When she decided to start her own line she named it after her grandparents’ farm, across the street from where she grew up. For a line that melds nostalgia with modern humor, it is a fitting tribute.
Portrait by Kathryn Hornibrook