For Eye Candy and Finger Food, Call KYYOTE


What’s a girl to put on her fingers if diamonds or their counterparts are off-limits or out of her budget? All kinds of green options exist to glam our hands without gouging the environment or supporting civil warfare – from vintage to recycled to reused to repurposed.

The jewels created by Los Angeles designer Amanda Loos are all that and more. Her company is called KYYOTE (pronounced Kai-oat) and her pieces are unique, dramatic and architectural with a twist of the natural, but you won’t find a stitch of granola here.

Loos uses found objects, recycled and rescued woods, vintage fabrics and plastics, humanely harvested and organic feathers, as well as all natural and non-toxic sealing oils and dyes. Each KYYOTE piece is hand-crafted, simple and divinely inspired by Loss’ commitment to caring for the planet. And for each piece she sells, she plants two trees via Trees for the Future.

I’m a fan of simple and sophisticated so the Admiral ring ($218) is currently on my most wanted radar. Made from rescued purpleheart and rosewood with vintage bakelite plastic, it’s smooth surface and graphic components remind me of a Mondrian. Contact KYYOTE for more information and to purchase.

Her designs also include jewels for the ear, neck and soon, the wrist – which means more eco-eye candy for more parts of the body.

One thought on “For Eye Candy and Finger Food, Call KYYOTE

  1. Thanks for sharing this designer with us! Each piece seems like a conversation waiting to happen. Love the Nova Necklace. Hmmmm, maybe a good idea for my husband for Valentine’s Day, he who struggles with what to buy.

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