Shockingly, millennials seem to be the first generation to fall out of love with sparkly rocks that cost approximately a year's salary. But in no way does that mean that jewelry is a dying art. The sculpted metal pieces at Quiet Storms in Williamsburg infuse glitzy gemstones and classic styles with a fresh sensibility, with necklaces, bracelets, rings and more that range from glamorous to minimalist to downright cheeky. Ruffle some feathers with Anissa Kermiche's gold-plated booty pendant, or stick to the understated elegance of Sorelle earrings. Depending on your taste, or maybe just your mood, you can walk out looking like a Brooklyn-y Cleopatra or a 21st-century Jackie O.


A Brooklyn-centric jewelry store that dares to be different.
You've suspected for a while that you could pull off a jumbo gold barette.
142 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY 11249
Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
For more info, call 718-782-1547.


By Alexander Brock

Alexander Brock is a freelance writer who writes sports, travel, food, politics, finance, fiction, poetry and whatever else is asked of him. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the editor-in-chief at