There's nothing not to love about Alkemie, the eco-chic jewelry collection crafted by hand in downtown Los Angeles. With the grand dame Mother Nature as their design inspiration, Alkemie founders Dara Gerson & Ashley Lowengrub create playful-yet-stylish, earth-friendly pieces using 100 percent reclaimed metal. The Zipper Bangle a nice illustration. It's whimsical and fun, to be sure, but it stops short of kitschiness, which is a good thing.
Also awesome: Alkemie's Manta Ray ring.