Be the First to Snag New Jewelry by Moving Mountains
After an image we featured of Syrette Lew’s golden Palmyra Lamp went viral on Pinterest last year, college-age girls apparently began bombarding the Brooklyn designer with requests to purchase it. Sweet yet sad at the same time: The lamp costs a cool $12,000, putting it far out of the budget of most youngsters (and most 30-something design journalists, for that matter). That’s why today is such a happy day for anyone obsessed with Lew’s furnishings, which she designs under the studio name Moving Mountains — she’s just debuted a new jewelry line that’s infinitely more accessible, and we made sure we were the very first ones to carry it.
Not only is almost everything in the collection under $250, it shares the same inspirations as her higher-end furnishings. “It’s a loose continuation of the theme I started last year with the Palmyra and my Column tables, evoking the ancient Roman Empire,” says Lew. “The Empire encompassed much of northern Africa, Egypt, and what we now consider the Middle East. I wanted the jewelry to feel archaic and vaguely glyphic, but also very modern at the same time. My research included visits to the Metropolitan Museum, leading to naming the pieces after ancient cities in that region and tying the work to the fascinating history of form in the ancient world.”