Jeweler Mignon Faget is as iconic to New Orleans as Tiffany & Co. is to New York. The artist (pronounced min-yon fah-zhay) was raised in Louisiana and, for more than two decades, has been crafting unique jewelry—both traditional and avant-garde styles—inspired by New Orleans images, natural elements, and everyday objects. Now, she's released the elegant Anniversary Amulet Pendant commemorating the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and benefiting the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation; the back is engraved with 8-29-05. You can buy the sterling-silver pendant for $65 here. But be sure to check out some of Faget's other stunning designs:
Locule Ring, $175 to $630, available here.
Lashed Fences Bracelet in Sterling or Gold, $1,010 or $7,750, available here.
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Vine Ring in Sterling Silver or Gold, $165 or $260, available here.
Terra Chain Necklace, $505, available here.