Whenever someone picks on Rhode Island for its size or large percentage of muscle cars, I feel a little defensive about the state in which I was born, matriculated and met some of my favorite people (like CMP’s Liz!). I suspect most people have one state that tugs at their heartstrings too, which is why I think Maya Brenner’s delicate state necklaces make such a uniquely awesome gift.
Those of you who know the LAX-JFK redeye all too well may opt for the adorable bicoastal necklace instead of picking just one state. Or if you want to go extra fancy, get a diamond chip added anywhere on the “coast.” But be specific about where you want that diamond so that no one mistakes your shout-out to Monterey for Venice Beach. -Christina