There are no shortage of charming shops in Brooklyn, but St. Kilda Jewelry on 5th Avenue in Park Slope raced to the top of our hit-list as soon as we spotted their selection of scorpion rings, wrist-bone brass bangles, and bead necklaces hand-knotted on silk. But what really took our breath away were the brass and enamel Matchstick earrings on silver ear-wires. They come with red, black, pink, orange, purple, green, and white tips to make every outfit sizzle and flicker with elegant simplicity to add a spark of whimsy. If you're a die-hard New Yorker, we'll also tell you St. Kilda makes all of its jewelry locally using recycled metals and conflict-free stones. So, go ahead babym light our fires, and support the local economy and help the environment while you're doing it!
St. Kilda Jewelry, 71 5th Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place); Brooklyn; 718-398-4459.