Miansai’s organic, industrial designs – now sold in 36 countries worldwide – continue to reflect the jewelry label’s humble beginnings. Michael Saiger started the Soho-based brand as a senior in college after casually crafting a bracelet out of an old bullet and a piece of leather. A steady barrage of “Where did you get that?” inspired him to take the next steps – the result was a masculine, utilitarian menswear collection with a nautical vibe. He launched his business in Miami with the hook bracelet, now iconic to the brand’s identity. Craftsmanship is his design mantra – each piece is conceptualized and created in-house by skilled, passionate artisans, using sustainably-sourced precious metals, Italian leathers and custom rope. Saiger’s expansion into women’s jewelry stays true to the label’s aesthetic while offering softer, smaller-scale designs. Miansai’s cool, simple pieces revive the notion of thoughtfully-made pieces that become legacy to the wearer.