After working for big-name designers in the fashion industry, Vanessa Marie Louise Arthur decided to start a line of her own, VLM Jewelry. She was once a violinist and singer and remains heavily influenced quite literally by music, along with midcentury modern design. Her pieces are modern and minimal but also soft and romantic — two styles that normally do not come together. The slight hammered details throughout make each piece feel like one of a kind. Vanessa's designs represent her goal as an entrepreneur of the arts: to unite people. Harmony and togetherness are huge themes in her life, and she so eloquently expresses that in the way she molds shapes and metals together. This Parallel Ring ($98) tells that story.