Find A Special Something For That Special Someone At Written By Forest
PSA: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Pop into Written by Forest for rose gold rings and statement necklaces, for delicate studs and heavy cuffs. Many of the pieces are designed by owner Yayoi Forest, who opened the Downtown Brooklyn studio-boutique after years of selling wholesale so she could meet the customers who wore her jewelry.
WHY DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN?
It’s international — I have a lot of non-English speaking customers. It’s convenient — all those subways. And it’s filled with people who, like me, are raising kids here.
WHAT GOES INTO DESIGNING A GIVEN PIECE OF JEWELRY?
It usually takes two or three weeks to make a piece. I don’t design anything in advance, I play around and see what comes out. All of my designs are organic, never perfectly straight.
FOOLPROOF GIFT FOR THOSE LOOKING?
Our Written by Forest hammered gold ring ($520). Or a pair of gold-filled earrings ($53) from By Boe, a Scandinavian jeweler based in Brooklyn.
- Written by Forest
313 Atlantic Avenue between Smith and Hoyt