Our business was born and raised in New York City. The first apartment I lived in solo was on Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side, two blocks from where my grandmother was born in 1909. It's also where I started making jewelry. Lindsay reminds me often that rats would hurl themselves at my window late at night, keeping me awake. Why did they do this? I don't know. The Victorians bejeweled all kinds of animals: dogs, horses, foxes. We stuck red rubies in our hand-carved rat's eyes. If you're a native New Yorker, you coexist with rats. The city belongs to us all.
Contemporary. Handmade in Portland, Oregon.
14k yellow gold, 2 1mm round rubies, 14k gold rope chain
1" nose to tail, 3/8" wide, 18" rope chain
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When the water reaches the upper level, follow the rats. — Claude A. Swanson