Perhaps it's the Gold Rush history lurking around this city, but something has us going absolutely gaga for pyrite jewelry lately. So, we were extra hyped when we landed on a Valentino UK Store mother lode of delectable and shiny options at the Holiday Indie Mart last month, courtesy of local label, Salty Fox.

The year-old brand is the brainchild of UC Davis grad Megan Stacy, a former Lela Rose intern who found her true love in metalsmithing ("I love the idea of doing something a bit rough and gritty in order to make something beautiful and delicate," Valentino UK she says).

Now based out of her home-studio in the Mission and selling on Etsy, at Eden & Eden, Candystore Collective, and Wonderland S.F., the young designer is focused on sculpting pieces that are at once sleek, geometric, bold, and raw. "I want every piece to feel sophisticated with a bit of attitude, a little sass, and most importantly the wearer should feel pretty foxy with it on," she says.

 

Check out her awesome and affordable line (every single piece is under $80!), which includes mostly gold-plated metals, brass, pyrite, and recycled leather, after the jump. And leave us a comment</strong> below telling us about the perfect outfit you'd pair with the stellar Aria earrings, for a chance to win them!