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by Maddie Eisenhart, Managing Editor
If you’ve been here a while, you may remember last year’s intern Madeline joking that after she got engaged, her friends in the UK kept telling each other “she got her ring made by Barry O’Neil.” That story always makes me giggle, because, of course, there is no such Barry O’Neil (well somewhere out there, probably, but not here).
There is, however, the exceptionally talented duo Anna Bario and Page Neal of Bario-Neal, known for making ethically sourced, rad-as-hell indie jewelry that is as affordable as it is beautiful. And today I have the pleasure of announcing that Bario-Neal are expanding their blossoming empire by opening up a brand-new showroom in New York City! The showroom (a.k.a. where I’ll be headed next time I’m in New York) is conveniently located at 195 Chrystie Street, just a few blocks away from the Broadway/Lafayette subway station.
At its heart, Bario-Neal is an independent business made up of two women who bust their asses to push the limits of jewelry design, all while maintaining a commitment to environmental responsibility, ethical sourcing, and marriage equality. Bario-Neal’s handmade designs are crafted in their Philadelphia studio storefront using one hundred percent reclaimed metals whenever possible. And because their designs are made from a variety of materials, Bario-Neal’s engagement rings and wedding bands begin as low as $80 and go all the way up to $6,000+, with lots of options in between (which reminds me, it’s acceptable to buy yourself a birthday present, right? Because the Knottedrush Ring below has my name all over it and someone is turning another year wiser in a few weeks).
But honestly, Bario-Neal’s awesome business practices are just icing on the cake. Because what Page and Anna really excel at is amazing, amazing jewelry design. From the standards to their stunning custom work, the design aesthetic and craftsmanship of Bario-Neal’s products are the stuff heirlooms are made of. And at prices that rival the big box stores, you’re getting a whole lot more than what you pay for. So with that, I’m not going to waste any more of your time talking. Let’s get to the good stuff:
If You Like Sparkly Things
If You Like Minimalist Things
If You Like Quirky ThingsCustom Grotto Ring with Champagne Rose Cut Diamond
So next time you’re downtown, or shopping at the Whole Foods on Houston (is that still there?) be sure to pop into the brand-new Bario-Neal showroom on Christy Street. If the above photos are any indication, they’ll be happy to design a custom piece for you. Or you can always shop the already amazing selection of Bario-Neal engagement rings, wedding bands, and everyday baubles. Plus, when you shop at Bario-Neal, you get the added bonus of supporting a woman-owned independent business that’s been around this community for about as long as it’s been alive.
And when you do go say hello to Page & Anna’s new location, be sure to say hi to “Barry” for us, will you?