Established in 2009, HÜES is a unisex jewelry brand comprised of bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings. Kelly Hughes, the owner and designer, wanted the brand to be for everyone where you can have a bracelet in the option you choose that you can identify with. HÜES is available in high-end boutiques across the U.S. and on their website.
Founded at the Pennsylvania State University in 2013, Vortic Watch Company preserves American history, one watch at a time. Most antique American pocket watches today are scrapped for precious metal value of their gold or silver cases. Vortic instead salvages, restores, and transforms those pieces of American history into unique wristwatches. Each and every one-of-a-kind timepiece is built by hand in the Fort Collins, Colorado workshop. The engineering system Vortic has created is the only one in the world designed specifically to convert American pocket watches into wristwatches. Skilled craftsmen restore and rebuild the original antique pocket watches, and the Vortic team creates a custom casing system for each piece. Vortic takes pride in converting family-heirloom pocket watches into wristwatches that can be cherished and actually worn for generations. The Springfield 212 features a pocket watch dial (face), movement (mechanism), and hands, originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois, in 1926. Featuring Vortic’s 3D-printed titanium case, copper crown, and naturally-distressed leather strap, this watch is a beautiful clash of old and new.
Floridian Ocean Jewelry creates hand-made pieces from local seashells, sea glass, pearls, and stones that reflect the sea, such as turquoise and larimar. Each of their designs echoes the ineffable allure of the ocean in its own unique way. As one-of-a-kind beauties to “keep the ocean close,” they donate five cents of each dollar earned to non-profit organizations to protect our oceans. Those bracelets – with a 14-karat-gold finish on a 14-karat-gold-filled chain – are adjustable in size.