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Shopping, Jewelry East Village
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
VeraMeat two-finger ring with a row of brass puppies, $170
Ukrainian model Vera Balyura turned her jewelry-making hobby into a full-time profession, and she can mark her success with the opening of her first-ever shop, in the East Village. Balyura’s unique recycled silver, brass, copper and 14-karat gold pieces serve as an ode to all creatures, both fictional (like mermaids and vampires) and those found in nature (such as deer and elephants). Her gothic-looking shop boasts blood-red wood floors and satin white walls, from which lifelike hand sculptures protrude to display the gems. The edgy but delicate and detailed collection ranges from mystical pirate-ship-helm stud earrings ($60–$280) and two-headed T-Rex necklaces ($110–$200) to skeleton arm bracelets ($54–$580) and vampire-fang rings ($42–$230).


Venue name: VeraMeat
Address: 315 E 9th St
New York

Cross street: between First and Second Aves
Opening hours: Daily 11am–8pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to Astor Pl; L to First Ave
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I love this store. I used to see all this cute stuff on Tumblr and wonder where it came from and now I know - it's from Verameat. Although the prices are a little high, it's totally worth it because the pieces are so unique. I have the weird spine bracelet (pictured below) and the vampire tooth right (not pictured) and wear them both almost everyday. The store is small but packed with great things and whoever is working at the front is always super friendly. 

Next time I have an influx of cash I will be here for sure.