New York’s celebrated Solomon R. Guggenheim museum, with its distinctive architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was renovated in 2007. Fragments of Wright’s last masterpiece were saved from that project and made into hand-crafted, one of a kind jewelry, aptly named “Restoration Rock Jewelry.” Each piece is unique and, for obvious reasons, the collection is a limited edition.
The artisan is Cara Tilker from California who uses both sterling silver and 14K gold to showcase the chucks of lightweight cement and gunite from the building’s exterior.
The jewelry items include cuff links, earrings, necklaces, rings and cuff bracelets. These pieces of architectural history range from $195 to $4,395.