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December 30, 2010 9:16 AM   Subscribe

Super style simply strikes you? Jeweler nOir teamed up with DC Comics for a line of sparkly Superhero accessories. Wear Gotham city as a ring or just beat Diana at her own game.
posted by The Whelk (33 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
(Most of) these things are so fucking gorgeous. I fidget/play with jewelry too much to wear it but god damn nOir stuff in general makes me want to fix that.
posted by griphus at 9:18 AM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I want a Green Lantern ring. (One that works!)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:28 AM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Maybe this is enough to convince marvel to make decent Xaiver School pins....
posted by The Whelk at 9:31 AM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I thought the ring had to choose you.
posted by mattdidthat at 9:32 AM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Not one of the DC ones, but I dig this Octopus!
posted by Greg Nog at 9:46 AM on December 30, 2010


There's a dive comic bar down the block from me. NYC MeFites: who wants to get drunk with me there? You can wear whatever jewelry you want.
posted by defenestration at 9:47 AM on December 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


I am wearing one of their spiky hedgehog rings RIGHT NOW!
I have already been through 2 snake rings.
Word to the wise, they are awesome and beautiful but don't hold up. The stones fall out (I now coat mine with superglue before wearing) and the glazing isn't very good so the copper base comes through pretty quickly and turns your fingers green.
Still, great designs.
posted by rmless at 9:48 AM on December 30, 2010


D'oh, forgot — it's called Gotham City Limits.

#notcompletelyrandom
posted by defenestration at 9:48 AM on December 30, 2010


Also they have sample sales 2x/yr which is the only reason I keep buying bc otherwise I think they are too pricey. WHO WANTS TO GO SHOPPING?
posted by rmless at 9:50 AM on December 30, 2010


When's the next sample sale?
posted by griphus at 9:51 AM on December 30, 2010


not sure, the last one I went to was only 2 months ago so prob not for a little while. They are posted on racked's dealfeed which is how I find out about them. I will mefi mail you next time I see one!
posted by rmless at 9:53 AM on December 30, 2010


There's a dive comic bar down the block from me.

Really? YAY!

(Location: Bushwick)

NOOO!
posted by The Whelk at 9:57 AM on December 30, 2010


:( $1 PBRs on Tuesdays!
posted by defenestration at 9:58 AM on December 30, 2010


Weird. I've seen about half of these nOir designs during my undergrad metalsmithing years. Made by students, I mean.Granted, it was one of the best (one of the only, actually) metalsmithing programs in the US, so I don't know what that means for me, my classmates, or nOir.
posted by cmoj at 9:59 AM on December 30, 2010



:( $1 PBRs on Tuesdays!

Everyone I know gets mugged in Bushwick.

Although Gotham City Limits was a big art/comic hangout back when people I knew lived there.

It's a small small scene after all.
posted by The Whelk at 10:01 AM on December 30, 2010


In brightest day
In darkest night
There's super bling
On that website
posted by mattdidthat at 10:04 AM on December 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


...so I don't know what that means for me, my classmates, or nOir.

My metalsmith friends regularly sell their jewelry designs to companies like nOir to be sold under the purchasing company's name. Is that irregular?
posted by griphus at 10:06 AM on December 30, 2010


That's some of the coolest jewelry I've ever seen. I mean the Brooklyn Bridge ring? Fucking sweet!
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:14 AM on December 30, 2010


Super style simply strikes you?

Excellent use of alliteration.
posted by Et3rnalCynic at 10:33 AM on December 30, 2010


My metalsmith friends regularly sell their jewelry designs to companies like nOir to be sold under the purchasing company's name. Is that irregular?

No, not at all. Judging from their facebook feeds, though, I highly doubt that my former classmates have been selling their designs to nOir, and I don't think nOir is stealing undergrads' designs, either. It's far more likely to me that all of them are simply pretty obvious things to make for ironically low design jewelry.
posted by cmoj at 10:49 AM on December 30, 2010


I think that Gotham City ring would be great for self-defense.
posted by cmgonzalez at 11:21 AM on December 30, 2010


Oh nevermind, there's this.
posted by cmgonzalez at 11:23 AM on December 30, 2010


So, Noir is now the abbreviation for "conspicuous consumption?" Seriously ugly bling there.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 11:29 AM on December 30, 2010


defenestration: "D'oh, forgot — it's called Gotham City Limits.

#notcompletelyrando
"

Gotham City Lounge?
posted by Splunge at 12:14 PM on December 30, 2010


Criminals are a superstitious and cowardly lot, so my accessories must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I shall become... a fop.
posted by benzenedream at 12:52 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah, Splunge. Or, more simply: "the place with Batman and Superman mounted on the front."
posted by defenestration at 2:09 PM on December 30, 2010


I have desperately wanted duplicates of the cuff links Dr. Manhattan wears in The Watchmen. My fiance tried to have some made for me but they didn't really work out.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 2:54 PM on December 30, 2010


I was pretty excited when I saw this, because I like getting jewelry for my wife, and some of this stuff is kind of neat looking, but the prices are downright silly. And for what you are spending, to not get real metal or real stones or design worth a shit, and apparently in terrible build quality?

Neat to look at online, but not subject to serious consideration.
posted by paisley henosis at 3:08 PM on December 30, 2010


I really want to like these more than I do. I'm not even that put off by the prices (I don't have money right now anyway, so anything that's more than $5 is expensive) but I don't feel as charmed as I want to.

I am, however, desperately drooling over TomTom's TRON-inspired jewelry although it's really unlikely I'll ever own any of it. And I do still love my Karin Jacobson ring that makes me feel like a superheroine every day. So I totally welcome more of this kind of thing even if the nOir stuff doesn't quite do it for me.
posted by darksong at 4:07 PM on December 30, 2010


but the prices are downright silly.

That's kind of how I feel, but I also know retail prices are basically smoke and magic considering the number of sample sales, second-hand deals and factory offloads places like these do.Like I like some Kenneth Cole or Calvin Klein stuff, but I don't think I've ever paid more than 30 bucks per item for anything from them cause that's closer to the actual cost of the product in terms of quality and construction.

Listen to your grandma! Retail is for suckers.
posted by The Whelk at 4:39 PM on December 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


You might be better off just commissioning stuff paisley henosis, much closer to actual dollar for value price. Plus you get to to get exactly what you want.
posted by The Whelk at 4:40 PM on December 30, 2010


Dude that Gotham City ring could really fuck some shit up.
posted by djduckie at 9:02 PM on December 30, 2010


The Whelk: You might be better off just commissioning stuff paisley henosis, much closer to actual dollar for value price. Plus you get to to get exactly what you want

Right you are; that's exactly what I did for Christmas.
posted by paisley henosis at 9:15 AM on January 1, 2011


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