Jewelry has historically been worn, amongst other reasons, to indicate one’s economic or social status. I use traditional formats of precious jewelry and the form of the gem to subvert the hierarchy of preciousness. I merge traditional stone settings with well-constructed contemporary design. Forgoing precious gems, I source vintage rhinestones in limited quantities to elevate their value through scarcity. A hand dripping with gems or a rhinestone dangling in an exaggerated setting, my jewelry exists on the body as a playful statement of status.