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[UPDATE: This story was originally published on May 18.]
Sure, the naysayers can groan all they want about the fashion in our fair city. But they’ve obviously never scoped out the bevy of guys and gals putting S.F.’s style scene on the map. While we might lack the quantity of talented designers that, say, NYC boasts, we think the local creatives we do have challenge the best of 'em when it comes to runway-worthy quality goods.
This rings especially true for bauble makers residing in the Bay. To prove it, we're introducing you to 10 of the brightest local rock stars, right here! Whether dainty trinkets are your thing or you prefer statement-making adornments, we promise these local innovators have something for all tastes (and bank accounts). And by the end of this slideshow you’ll have a face to match with every must-know name in the S.F. jewelry-design game. Ready to bone up? Your cheat sheet awaits...