Are you familiar with the MA-based design studio Nervous System? I hope so, because their jewelry and how it's designed is pretty incredible. Jessica and Jesse write interactive programs allowing them (and you!) to grow pieces in ways that mimic natural processes. Their latest line is called Hyphae, and it's truly stunning. Check out this "Vessel" necklace:
I'm proud to own one of their Radiolaria pendant necklaces. I like to think that some of Jessica and Jesse's mathematical and biological genius rubs off on me when I wear it. Okay, maybe that's not how it works, but certainly most folks are fascinated by the shape and how it's designed. It's a real treat to tell an interesting story about what I have on, so I'll be adding a Vessel necklace to my wardrobe soon.