Whitman, and Rumi, and Goethe, OH MY! Jeanine Payer's handcrafted jewelry is the perfect melding of old world craftmanship and modern style. I love the thought of collecting pieces at significant milestones in life, and I love the thought even more of handing them down to future generations at the same significant milestones...
I recommend living in the now. Michael Goodward takes this concept and remakes it in the form of a watch, good stuff.
Shelter Serra makes timeless art pieces, heheheh I said it :)
Cool and unusual jewelry. Resin, gold and silver fun.
For the phone junkie in mind, here is a great pendant with a vintage feel.