There is a beautiful vintage / rustic / premitive feel to these pieces..
"In 2006, Brooklyn native Randi Mates enrolled at the prestigious—and somewhat obscure—Jewelry Arts Institute in NYC ( i Want!!). “They teach only ancient Greek and Roman techniques. You alloy your own gold and silver and use absolutely no power tools,” Mates says. “That was when jewelry began to take over my life.” Soon after, Aesa—the ancient Greek word for destiny—was born. From vertebrae-like brass necklaces to agate and quartz talismans resembling ink drops in water, each piece is created by Mates’ own hand. Although her inspirations are quite concrete—from medieval weaponry to walkie-talkies—Mates’ philosophy is more introspective: “I want people to see my jewelry like that beautiful something you find on a vacation you keep to remind yourself of the magnificence of the moment.”- ELLE