Marianne Angeli Rodriguez' global ethos is reflected in her jewelry line, Stay. A native of the Philippines and recent Fashion Institute of Techology graduate, Rodriguez sources the components for her pieces from a workshop for single mothers in Kenya and does the construction in New Orleans. The result is dramatic, geometric pieces that manage to be both classic and slightly menacing.
"(The jewelry) is beautiful and well-priced, too," says Laura Keith, manager and creative director for clothing and accessories shop Vernon. "The prices go from $10 for a wrap bracelet to $160 for more detailed necklaces. And I love the story behind it." — MISSY WILKINSON