Nestled amongst the racks of super soft, comfortable clothing ranging from neutral to brightly colored prints and stripes in our flagship Abbot Kinney store, one can find an eclectic line of n.om jewelry. Handcrafted from mixed metals, chains, leather, wire and unique stones, n.om jewelry represents a powerful tool for self-expression and makes a killer combo paired with a simple solid tee or tank.
Just five years ago, then 20 year-old Natalia Benson decided to start a jewelry line during her second year of school in San Diego. She named it n.om: “N” for Natalia, the creator and thinker and “Om” meaning “all of the sounds of the universe becoming one sound.”
As a jewelry designer, Benson gets much of her inspiration from astrology, shamanism, tarot and nature. She creates intricate necklaces, elaborate earrings and one-of-a-kind rings and bracelets out of amethyst, agate, quartz, crystal and pyrite.
“I love the idea of adorning people – of adorning the body and the fact that jewelry can speak on behalf of the person’s spirit as to who they are and what they want to show of themselves out in the world,” says Benson. And what’s her personal mantra? “Begin Anywhere,” she says. Sounds like she's off to a good start.
Click here to visit the n.om Facebook page.
x Eleni Snider
Photos by Stephen Zeigler