Latin, Era

AETAS pieces are modern-day natural artifacts. They are immortalized pieces of nature in the form of modern, sculptural jewelry.

     The Silvae Collection
Latin, Forest

     AETAS is inspired by the desire to seek new horizons, to find inspiration in nature, and to wear and carry it with you. Derived from the word "era" in Latin, AETAS heirlooms are natural artifacts of our era. Immortalized ecological beauty in the form of handcrafted jewelry, all pieces are fashioned from recycled, fine metals in California. Each heirloom is made from a casting of a sustainably sourced natural object, each chosen for the significance they represent to my journey through life: the redwood twig, the sweet gum, cedar bark, or a tristania tree seed pod. These casted objects are then hand-molded into wearable art. Exhibiting strong, natural texture and abstract yet classic shapes, these modern-day archaeological pieces stand alone as part of an everyday jewelry ensemble, or can be worn alone as an original and powerful statement.

About the Designer

     Designer Laura Bridges is a metal-smith and sculptural artist. She studied metal-smithing at Brooklyn’s Third Ward School. After working in production for Anna Sheffield’s line Bing Bang NYC, Laura established AETAS in 2014. Laura currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. All AETAS jewelry is cast in San Francisco by a casting house owned and operated by women, and is crafted and hand-finished in Laura’s Hermosa Beach studio.

Follow Laura's travel adventures and inspiring stories on the AETAS blog.


Designer Laura Bridges




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