Before I get started talking about Bora Jewelry, I just want to say that if you are the kind of person who can resist the temptation to buy things for yourself when doing holiday shopping, then hats off to you. I on the other hand, well… I haven’t quite succeeded.
It was last week when I was strolling through the Union Square Holiday Market (for those who don’t live in the NYC area–this is one seasonal shopping hub worth a visit) and saw the Bora booth. Bora, a Brooklyn-based jewelry company I’d just discovered then, is run by two brothers, one of whom designs the pieces. Mostly the designs are for rings–silver, chunky cocktail rings with gold-toned floral detailing on many and at least one large semi-precious stone ornamenting each of them. In the ring you see pictured here, there’s a rough-cut ruby. Though I liked this one, I ended up buying a ring I liked that had an emerald-cut smoky topaz. With the gold metal flower detailing and almost black color, I thought it had a bit of an elegantly goth edge. I would have liked to illustrate that one, but I don’t have the ring at the moment, since after I picked the design I liked, I realized it didn’t fit me. So after making a $25 deposit, I await having a new one made for my freakishly small ring finger. As for prices, Bora pieces average $125-$300. My ring, which had a design a little smaller than some of the others, was $110.
Sadly there’s no company website, so to find their goods, you either have to head over to their booth at Union Square Market by Christmas Eve or you could also find some of their pieces at Anthropologie, which apparently is a distributor. Another option I found while looking for info about the company online is Amazon, which also has a few of their rings available for sale.
UPDATE: Based on comments left here, I want to note that this site is not affiliated with Bora. The email address Bora has provided for customer inquiries is firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE 2 (February, 2017): I still occasionally hear from people about Bora. Here’s another post I wrote about the company, which apparently can be hard to get a hold of.
I missed you at the Las Vegas ASD show. I loved your jewelry and always had good fortune with. Can you tell me how to purchase your jewelry.
Hi there. Just wanted to mention this is NOT a Bora-affiliated site. Bora does not have a web presence unfortunately.
Last week, while we were browsing an art market, we came acrossed Bora Jewelry. My boyfriend bought a pair of earrings for me that I just LOVE, although the pair that I really wanted was unfortunately bought by someone else, but I love the runner up pair as well. Anyway, I noticed that there were a few comments with broken earrings… cuz unfortunately, one of my earrings broke too on the same day!! To make things worst, the stone cracked when it dropped on the floor! :((( Makes me wonder now if their earrings are defective…
Being a jewelry artist myself, I turned the the good earring into a pendant and the cracked broken one into a ring. But I am wondering if there is something that Bora jewelry can do for us, offering to fix it or even a discount code? Since I doubt my boyfriend would buy Bora jewelry for me again, especially if it is for full price as he is pretty pissed when it broke. Cuz as a jewelry artist myself who also sells my craft, I definitely stands behind all of my craft. I would feel pretty awful and sorry if knowing the craft I sold were defective. Wouldn’t Bora jewelry feel the same?
Where can I buy your product in Las Vegas going there soon
How can I find where your next show will be? Your jewelry is beautiful. Do you still attend the Houston Nutcracker Christmas Show?
I bought a beautiful pair of earrings for my wife for Christmas unfortunately she broke one of them I like to know how can I get the fixed because she loves him so much.
I met you at a San Francisco gift show and bought several pieces. Where can I find you now and do you have a catalogue? Thank you diane
I have purchased 4 pieces over 3 years from Bora at the Nutcracker Market in Houston Texas, and I love, love, love each piece. Bora’s pieces are most commonly one of a kind, very unique, and so beautiful to me. We seek him out each and every year, and my fiance and I spoke with him for almost an hour. It is such a shame that he has no website, His jewelry is hand made, and he is so articulate about each and every piece. Rather than calling some of his line “gothic”, I’d rather say it’s renaissance. So sorry to hear that he’s not returned a customer call, I’d encourage you all to try again. He might be coming to Houston in the near future, I’d welcome him, and RUN to his store!
Please help me by contacting Bora at Bora Jewelry and ask him why he will not stand by his defective product or return calls to a customer. He goes by two email addresses:
First of all, I’m very sorry for your bad experience. I just came across your comment and wanted to reply personally.
I don’t like to have any upset customers out there, so please email me at email@example.com. You can also find my jewelry at Union Square market and the Bryant Park market this coming holiday season. Also, I will give you a discount for this coming holiday season.
I purchased BORA earrings at Columbus Circle/59 St. 2012 Christmas booths. One of the earrings was defective and I called and spoke with Bora who stated he would replace the earrings after a road show he was on. I called him back on the date he requested Jan. 21, 2013. He never returns my repeated calls, I emailed him numerous times, faxed him letters and he refuses to reply. I/ve reported him to the BBB of NYC. Don’t do business with this company. It fails to stand by its defective products and doesn’t have the courtesy to keep promise of replacing the jewelry.
hey this one is so nice and best design…i haven’t seen such type of precious gift dts too good.
This is wonderful! I thought it was a real ring when I saw it in my email….very pretty! I can’t wait to see it for real, will you be showing it here?