Exploring Science: Contagious Jewelry

When I was in middle school, and even throughout high school, I was fascinated by science. Since then, my interest has trickled away. But when I discovered Contagious about a month back, where you’ll find quite a few pieces inspired by the sciences, I was reminded of those years ago. Instantly, my fond science memories came rushing back.

Definitely a refreshing shop to visit. And with all the jewelry shops out there these days, it is so nice when you find one that is doing something unique. According to Ruth herself (the talent behind Contagious),  “Muses are everywhere from molecules, mold, and viruses, to the patterns in botany and zoology.” Every piece is designed by Ruth and handmade by her as well from sterling silver, 14 k gold, and occasionally 18k gold.

Visit Contagious on etsy to view the entire jewelry collection.

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Ruth- you are so sweet. And VIX Emporium- thanks so much for taking the time to comment here. Its always nice to hear from a shop that carries artist and artisan’s work.

Brittni: papernstitch

We carry Ruth’s work and her pieces never cease to fascinate our customers. I own a pair of her “catkin” earrings myself and they are one of my favorites. Such unique and inspiring work – congrats on the well-deserved feature!


VIX Emporium

Thank you for all the kind words! When I’m in the studio, I make work for myself; it’s such an added bonus for me when the pieces resonate with others.


i agree georgia. thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


Wow they are beautiful things

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