The Streets Love Gabriel Urist – Gabriel Urist is a jeweler for the streets. I would say his jewelry is unisex due to the fact that most women will wear whatever jewelry they please even if the earrings were intended for a man. There is an distinct edge that Urist puts into all of the pieces he makes. His jewelry isn’t widely known but from here on out I will be singing his praises.
Cash rules everything around me C.R.E.A.M. get the money Dolla dolla bills yall! You would be hard pressed to find a street wear fan that doesn’t know those Wu-Tang Clan lyrics. It would even harder to find someone who doesn’t recognize these Wu-Tang W earrings. I can name at least 10 people I know, men and women, who would go nuts if they knew that these earrings even existed.
It is obvious that most of Gabriel Urist’s pieces are for men except this one.
This one here is strictly for the ladies. A high heel sculpted from gold on a small ball chain, give this necklace to your girlfriend and you will make an impression that will last a life time. This necklace warms my heart for two reason. The first being that this pendant is so small and it reminds me of all the Barbie shoes I lost when I was younger. Secondly Urist could have very easily made a typical pump or a more boring sandal but he didn’t, if this strappy heel was life size I would definitely be wearing it. Gabriel doesn’t take the easy way out and I love him for that.
There was a time in the 1990’s that Chicago bulls reigned supreme over the world of basketball after they won three championships for three straight years. After that everyone either loved the bulls or hated them with a passion for beating their own home teams. Eventually the shine faded from the bulls and the whole world forgot about them. Not Gabriel, his love for the bulls is still burning and this pendant is proof.
I already own a necklace just like this, only my pretzel has rhinestone salt. I’m pretty sure the first time I saw a pretzel necklace was on “Sex and the City” when Carrie Bradshaw had one on. If you know who made the original pretzel necklace please let me know. It’s kind of relevant though considering that the pretzel is a New York icon worth repeating. When some people visit New York for the first time all they can think about is how bad they want to eat a pretzel in Time Square. This necklace let’s the whole world have a taste.
Gabriel Urist jewelry may have unorthodox subject matter but that doesn’t make his work any less creative. All of the things we see on the day to day basis like high heels and pigeons are dipped into gold without hesitation. He seems to understand that there is more to the world of fine jewelry than what sparkles and shimmers. That there are beautiful things through our lives that we should celebrate and wear proudly everyday around our necks.