Cool Hunt .LA
Jewelry, NOT MADE IN LA – But still COOL
Tiffany Zal-Herwitz, the artist behind Zalias Jewelry, lives in Southern Oregon where the gnarled oak trees reign, moss multiplies exponentially, and rivers drift through green rolling landscapes. She spends her days snuggling her cats, thrifting for weathered treasure, and working in her studio. Her work is inspired by grit, organic shapes, the imperfections in things, and the excitement found in raw, unfiltered details. She gives a spotlight to these beloved qualities by using unrefined, weathered materials, such as oxidized steel and old c-clip washers, and transforms them into ornate, sophisticated jewelry that becomes the perfect contradiction of bold and delicate. In Tiffany’s work, the unusual is the star of the show, and the standard of what is considered beautiful is always being challenged.