Detroit's Xenophora challenges the typical jewelry gift with wearable art pieces

Gift Guide

Nov 20, 2019 at 1:00 am
click to enlarge Tears of Possibility and Hope extruded ring, $440. - Courtesy of Xenophora
Courtesy of Xenophora
Tears of Possibility and Hope extruded ring, $440.


4719 16th St. Unit #1, Detroit; 313-284-1844;

The handmade, Detroit-produced jewelry objects of Xenophora are not for your faint-of-heart, Pandora bracelet-wearing aunt. The appointment-only showroom caters to those looking to make an otherworldly, showstopping statement that plays on esoteric mysticism, technology, and history. Created by alchemist and Brightmoor native Karissma Yve, Xenophora designs are one of a kind and made one at a time, mostly out of oxidized .925 sterling silver.

Part of the 2019 Detroit gift guide.

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