Behind the Scenes: We Play With Sticks + Stones, Philly’s Coolest New Jewelry Line

Chunky, funky pieces perfect for piling on.


Silver on silver on silver. | Claudia Gavin.

Sometimes my job can be really, really fun. To wit: A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon with Lindsay Fiegleman, the designer behind Sticks + Stones, an up-and-coming Philly-based jewelry line. She brought over pieces from her collection, displayed ’em all over my office, and we proceeded to play with jewelry — stacking cuffs and bangles, ringing our fingers up to knuckle — for an hour or so. (Sometimes, though, I have to sit in lots of boring meetings. Promise.)

Fiegleman, a graduate of FIT and Drexel, began the company just back in December, inspired by her many trips to India. (She spent most of the past few years there.) All of her jewelry is handmade in India by workers who are paid a fair wage.

The jewelry itself is chunky, slightly tribal, with a bit of rocker edge, and it looks best all layered together.  My favorites are the wide silver cuffs, layered coin necklaces (made from real Indian rupees), studded bangles (sold in a set of three) and simple braided silver chokers. Prices aren’t cheap: the Ganesha necklace (a chunky, multilayered piece) is $425, the highest price point; a set of swirled silver earrings — which remind me of the coil of a conch shell — are $70.


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The collection includes a few bags; your best bet is the slouchy white leather Katia Moto Backpack (shown at left). Some of my favorite silver pieces (center). The Ganesha collar-like necklace (right).

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Claudia Gavin.

Playing with jewels.


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Because things are better in pairs.


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A closeup of a woven leather backpack.

Want to shop the line? You can find it here, or see it in person at Ritual Ritual in Northern Liberties.