Admittedly, $495 is a lot to spend on a bracelet. But, Maiyet's gold bangle is worth every dollar. Not only is it made by hand and plated in 18k gold, but it's also crafted by local artisans in Kenya, just one of the many countries where Maiyet is helping to bring back jobs and the art of traditional design. Here, we've got an exclusive look at the process of making the bracelet, from hand-pouring hot lava into the mold to polishing the gold in the end. The best part is, the piece truly covers all bases, transforming elegantly from everyday wear to a black-tie event. Now that's an investment piece we're truly at peace with splurging on.