A self-professed fashion event addict, Warsaw definitely caters to my weaknesses, with markets, fairs, events, and shows going on every week. These are full of local Polish designers, crafters, creators, and makers. I love witnessing the ingenuity and creativity of the young generation of Poles and supporting it whenever possible.
There are a few designers with which I have developed a relationship from seeing each other so frequently and a common appreciation for their products or services. One of these exhibitors is Brazi Druse Jewelry- a brand that makes statement jewelry and accessories.
Druse, if you care to look it up, (no need because I already did for you!) is the natural mineral crystalline deposits that form inside of rocks. If you were nerdy enough, you might have had a few specimens in your rock collection as a child- or adult.
Brazi takes these unique natural occurring deposits and crafts one-of-a-kind rings, necklaces, earrings and more! The thing that I like most about these pieces are that there is literally no way that anyone will ever have the same druse jewelry as me. Every piece has a different shape, colour, striations, etc, and when you find something you like, it's a bit like finding a piece of yourself- simply meant to be.
I personally, have 2 Brazi creations (so far). I have a stunning oversized statement agate ring and a citrine pendant with a gold leaf finish. I get many compliments on both pieces and I love being able to wear them as the item of interest in a simple everyday outfit and as the finishing touch to a more elaborate ensemble.
What makes it even dearer to me is seeing how the girls at Brazi are developing their brand. Even when they know that I am not buying, they give me their full attention and treat me like a dear friend. When I do need their help with choosing something for myself or for some other lucky duck, they are super patient with me and will give me advice, recommendations, bear with my indecision, and finish off with a smile. The team is expanding and there are rumours that they are looking for a well situated storefront which would give interested shoppers a greater chance to see, touch, and try on their entire breathtaking assortment.
I hope that all their dreams come true and they keep providing women with a chance to find a unique, one-of-a-kind rock that lends an elegance without being too polished.