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Geek Jewelry: Erica Weiner Letterpress Necklace

Erica Weiner Gives the Letterpress a Makeover

Confession: I am a huge font nerd. And like most vintage geek collectors, I am always on the hunt for old timey tech. While I have a pretty decent collection of vintage typewriters, I knew the only way to pay proper respect to my passion for typography was to learn letterpress printing.

After taking months of workshops and making my own set of unique greeting cards, I finally felt like I conquered the massive machines and their rows of movable type. As a thank-you, my guy surprised me with a beautiful letterpress necklace ($75) I'd been coveting from Brooklyn-based jewelry designer, Erica Weiner.

Font nerds, get excited! The necklace is an actual piece of movable type from a hand-cranked Vandercook Proof Press. The type was saved from being melted down, plated in gold, and hung from a brass chain. You can order a single letter of the alphabet or go the route of my guy, and get two initials for you and your beau. If you're not big into gold, don't worry — silver is an option too.

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Double Letterpress Necklace — Silver Plate ($65)

Single Letterpress Necklace — Gold Plate ($60)

Single Letterpress Necklace — Gold Plate ($60)

Single Letterpress Necklace — Silver Plate ($50)

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