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Nails – Not Just for Hammers Anymore

In our pre and re-cycling era, it’s no surprise that the common nail can be put to uses other than, say, holding your house together. Here are a few nail inspired pieces of jewelry that look surprisingly sleek and functional, with just that hint of urban chic.




The brand recently re-released Juste un Clou, designed by Aldo Cipullo. The designer has created magic for the house of Cartier since 1969; he turned a simple nail into a symbol of strength and beauty. “My jewelry is both functional and touchable, sleek and warm. It can be worn 24 hours a day without any problems in change of clothes.”

Photo: Courtesy of Cartier


Pair of 18k Yellow Gold Jabot Pins, signed A. Cipullo, $7,350; Available at Camilla Dietz Bergeron, LTD.

Photo: Courtesy of Camilla Dietz Bergeron, LTD.

David Webb

Nail Earrings in Hammered 18k Yellow Gold, $16,400. Available at David Webb, New York and David Webb, Beverly Hills.