Love Adorned may be better known in New York, where store owner Lori Leven made customized facial piercing a thing, but the business’s newest outpost, which recently opened in Santa Monica, features one-of-a-kind items made mostly in L.A. Designers Elizabeth Street, Communion by Joy, Nature’s Geometry, and Nick Potash all sell items through the shop.
Love Adorned specializes in unusual accessories, like quartz pendants with internally set gems, strung on braided cords, but Leven’s also cultivated an impressive collection of vintage fine jewelry. From gold and pearl Victorian drop earrings to turquoise and sterling silver rings made by members of the Pueblo of Zuni, it covers a lot of ground. Apothecary products, vintage textiles, and select pieces for the home like handwoven baskets, ceramics, and charcuterie boards are offered as well.
The space is bright and clean, with glossy white floors and a soaring ceiling. Black steel jewelry cases and asymmetrical mirrors seem to float in the paired-down setting.
Here we’ve picked out a few of our favorite pieces from the boutique:
Love Adorned is located at 2329 Main Street.