Innovation That Matters

Personalized jewelry marks a specific moment or place

Fashion & Beauty

We’ve seen one-of-a-kind jewelry created to replicate a wearer’s scar, as well as bracelets featuring a map of the New York City subway. Borrowing a bit of both concepts, Etsy designer triggerhappy offers two necklace designs that can be personalized to reflect the wearer’s story. Triggerhappy’s Narrative Cartography series features a tag made from recycled bits of silver and inscribed with the latitude and longitude coordinates of a location that’s significant for the wearer. Not only that, but a secret password comes with each one-of-a-kind necklace, inviting the wearer to share the story behind the location on an interactive Google Map. The Narrative Cartography necklace is priced at USD 36. Then there are Moon Shines, made-to-order sterling discs that reflect the moon phase on a particular date. Each 3/4-inch disc is fabricated in silver and then hammered and oxidized to indicate the lunar phase. Available on either a 16- or 18-inch chain, each USD 38 necklace also comes with a handmade card featuring an accurate picture. Moon Shines have been used to commemorate births, anniversaries and even a burial, triggerhappy says. Combining one part mapmania with two parts status stories—with perhaps a splash of off=on thrown in, to continue in our sister site’s lingo—triggerhappy’s necklaces offer not just personal decoration but a way for consumers to reveal to the world a little bit about what makes them unique. Makers of t-shirts, bags, and most any other publicly visible good: there’s a lesson in here for you! 😉


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