How It’s Made: The Catbird Rings Every NYC Girl Owns

Jessica Schiffer

Welcome back to How It’s Made, where each month, we’ll be going behind the scenes with your favourite brands to find out how their most popular products get produced. For our second instalment, we headed over to Catbird's headquarters to find out exactly how the company's "it" girl-approved rings come to fruition!

Ask the coolest girl you know where she gets her jewellery and she’s bound to respond with Catbird, especially if she calls New York home. Best known for its delicate knuckle rings and whimsical opal pieces, the Brooklyn-based label was founded by Rony Vardi in 2004 when she opened a Williamsburg boutique of the same name. Sold alongside a carefully curated selection of gems by designers like Pamela Love and MANIAMANIA, it’s the store’s in-house designs that get the biggest draw, offering shoppers that enigmatic Brooklyn intrigue so many today covet.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary last year, the brand debuted the Swan Ring, a subtly carved band offered in yellow, rose, or white gold and set with the tiniest diamond eyes (conflict free, to boot). As a Brooklynite myself, I can attest that it’s now one of their most popular items, so I set off to find out exactly how the special gem gets made!

Scroll down to explore Catbird's headquarters and find out what goes into making the company's uber cool rings.

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