Customized Jewelry — Better Than A Box Of Chocolate

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Valentine's Day gets people abuzz. We all want to give (and, well, get) a token that's more personal than some generic Hallmark crap. Jewelry is an excellent gift 365 days of the year, but a 'lil customized flourish brings a uniquely personal note to an often cliche-laden holiday.
Custom-Jewelry
Oh boy, eco-conscientious LES boutique Kaight has a treat for you! This Saturday, from 1 to 6 pm, Kaight hosts Dirty Librarian Chains' designer Susan Domelsmith for a special one-day jewelry-making party! Bring in your old chains or necklaces and Domelsmith will recreate it into a special chain ring or necklace. Voila: a fabulously unique V-Day gift, and recycled at that. You'll also be able to preview Dirty Librarian Chains' entire collection.
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Kaight, 83 Orchard Street (between Grand and Broome streets); 212-680-5630. www.kaightnyc.com.
Giles & Brother is doing free Valentine's Day customization via their new e-commerce shop. Your cuff or ring of choice can be personally stamped, and shipped in record time for the day of lurv. The rings, delightfully, are a far cry from the overabundance of sap. Instead, G&B offers the Railroad Spike Ring ($65 brass, $125 sterling silver), or the Pied-de-Biche Ring ($80 brass, $225 sterling silver).
In God We Trust will custom engrave their Sweet Nothings pendants for you for nearly, well, nothing. The necklaces are only $40 to begin with, and for $10 extra, you can get 'em custom engraved. That's a total of $50, math genius! All orders must be received by tomorrow (Saturday Feb 7th) in order to be ready for Feb 14th.
Available online at igwt.refinery29shops.com and at In God We Trust, 135 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn; 718-388-2012. www.ingodwetrustnyc.com
Camille Hempel has created some cute initial ID tags in rose gold or silver. She makes a mother of pearl "kiss" pendant if you're feeling very valentine, or if less so, a pendant that says "sold" with a diamond on the back.
Camille Hempel, 317 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn; 718.387.5076. www.camillehempel.com