Bottica: Making the World a Little Bit Smaller

Designer: La Diosa Jewellery; Location: London, UK; Item: La Guerta Necklace; Price: €324

Designer: La Diosa Jewellery; Location: London, UK; Item: La Guerta Necklace; Price: €324

You may have already heard about the folks over at Bottica, and if you haven’t, they’re worth checking out.  We love what they’re doing to support independent jewelry and accessory designers.  In a time where nearly everyone is connected online and ‘googling’ is a relevant term in any given conversation, the world has gotten a little bit smaller…and in a good way we think.

Here’s part of the proof:  London based company Bottica has been traveling the world looking for the very best undiscovered designers out there and has provided a platform to share their innovative work with all of us.  It’s a win-win: we get to wear individual, one of a kind pieces that tell a story, while the designers, some from disconnected and remote parts of the world, have a channel to share their work and stories with the rest of the world.  A team of stylists, editors, designers, and the like handpick pieces to be put on Bottica’s website for purchase.  Users can browse through the curated jewelry and accessory collection by designer or map location (among other options).  There you can read about the designer, their story, browse their collection, and even contact them directly.  Are we the only ones totally smitten about that last feature?

The website’s motto is “everything with a story”, and we can’t say it much better.  We love things that come with a story.  From tangible items like jewelry or furniture to love stories, we’re suckers for ’em all.  This way, we get to wear a story (and buy it in our PJ’s on the couch).  Check out some of our favorite pieces below as well as a direct link to the site.
Designer: O My Bag; Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Item: Frankie Fierce Cognac; Price: €198

Designer: O My Bag; Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Item: Frankie Fierce Cognac; Price: €198

Designer: La Diosa Jewellery; Location: London, UK; Item: La Guerta Necklace; Price: €324
Designer: Moran Porat Jewelry; Location: Tel Aviv, Israel; Item: Gold necklace with stone imprint on black fabric; Price: €310.50

Designer: Moran Porat Jewelry; Location: Tel Aviv, Israel; Item: Gold necklace with stone imprint on black fabric; Price: €310.50

Designer: Julie Tuton Jewelry; Location: San Francisco, USA; Item: Stacking Rings Set; Price: €273

Designer: Julie Tuton Jewelry; Location: San Francisco, USA; Item: Stacking Rings Set; Price: €273

Designer: Box Rox; Location: London, UK; Item: Love Knot; Price: €268

Designer: Box Rox; Location: London, UK; Item: Love Knot; Price: €268

Designer: Mademoiselle Felee; Location: Paris, France; Item: Paris Love Ring Gold; Price: €39

Designer: Mademoiselle Felee; Location: Paris, France; Item: Paris Love Ring Gold; Price: €39

Okay, and we get it, this is totally and undeniably a dreamer piece, but it’s just so pretty, we couldn’t resist posting:
Designer: Chic Jewel Couture; Location: Madrid, Spain; Item: Cleopatra Choker; Price: €3,371.50

Designer: Chic Jewel Couture; Location: Madrid, Spain; Item: Cleopatra Choker; Price: €3,371.50

Check out some pieces here: www.bottica.com

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