As I continue to explore LA and all the interesting neighborhoods that surround me, I always come across a unique gem of a store that inspires me to share it with my readers. One day I was strolling down Abbott Kinney when I stopped in front of a beautiful jewelry store that had various colorful pieces in the window. That’s all I needed for me to walk in and check out what else there was to offer at Made in Earth. Little did I know that what I walked into was a floor of sand surrounded by illuminating stones.
Made in Earth was founded by Bunny Bedi, who was inspired by the beauty of nature and vast array of colors and patterns where his designs are all about gemstones. Established in Australia in 1999, Bunny has developed a strong reputation for high-quality gemstone jewelry and opened the flagship gallery in Venice in June 2011. Fitting perfectly with the beach vibe, the sand on the floor was welcomed and you can even borrow a pair of flip flops to browse around the store. There were so many lovely pieces and I enjoy his sense of fusing color into mostly everything!
There is meaning behind some of the stones (ex. Stone of meditation) and each one is so beautiful to look at even better to wear. There are great pieces for a red carpet look, everyday wear, or for that special occasion where you want to “bring out the pearls.” For a one-of-a kind experience, I suggest you check out Made in Earth and enjoy all the colorful gemstones and sand in your toes.