Marla Aaron’s Rebus Poem Bracelet in Gold With Gemstones

Marla Aaron’s niche isn’t message jewelry, but the jewelry designer’s new Rebus cuff ventures into that sentimental territory. The New York City–based artist behind Marla Aaron Jewelry has created a 14k gold cuff featuring a heart-shape ruby, and upon purchase, the birthstones of the buyer’s family will be set into the piece.

The Rebus piece is “like a wordless poem,” Aaron tells JCK. (Merriam-Webster, meanwhile, maintains that a rebus is a poem where certain words are replaced with pictures; see simple example here.) Instead of photos, words are replaced with gemstones surrounding the heart.

“The person can choose what else they want to represent through a series of stones, whether it be birthdays of loved ones with birthstones or simply conjuring up a specific memory with a specific stone,” continues Aaron. “Wearing it is like the best metal hug you can imagine.”

The bracelet will retail for about $12,000, depending on stones chosen.

Marla Aaron Rebus Poem Cuff in gold

Rebus Poem cuff in 14k gold with heart-shape ruby is set with the gemstones of the buyer’s choice upon purchase, $12,000.

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