This past winter I came across Brooklyn based Wintercheck Factory, an extremely well curated online boutique that features carefully selected and interesting items, including furniture, clothing, bags and other accessories. From their webpage:
"In June of 2009, Kristen Wentrcek officially launched WINTERCHECK FACTORY® in Brooklyn, New York. She recruited her closest friends, all of whom are not only highly skilled in one area or another but also able to cope with receiving countless daily emails from her.
They began with furniture, and later added accessories, clothing and housewares into the mix. The goal is, and has been from the beginning, to source, manufacture and even re-purpose items we want/need in our daily lives with the hope that customers want/need these products as well."
The 1907 ring, my favorite item, is finally available for sale in their shop.
I love the story behind this ring. The idea came from a wedding band that had been in the shop's founder's family since 1907. The original ring was commissioned over 100 years ago as a wedding ring for her great-great Aunt in Louisiana. The ring splits apart in two pieces to reveal a secret engraving.
The ring is available in silver and brass but can also be ordered in 18K white and yellow gold. I love the story behind this simple ring and the idea of wearing a ring that carries a secret engraving. So very romantic and sweet.