By Linda G.
ARMED is a jewelry brand created by Desiree Girlato. She is a self-taught Toronto based jewelry designer and conceptual artist. She launched her new collection at Milk Glass Co named The New Classic. When asked why her collection was named so, she said it was because fresh water pearls were the main focus. Pearls are a material that is traditionally reserved for the classy and sophisticated, and for special occasions. Girlato however wanted to add edge and create pieces that were more wearable. She believes that her jewelry is created to be worn casually and effortlessly. All her jewelry is one of a kind and handmade. The materials are high-quality and sourced far and wide from locales Tucson, Arizona to Chennai, India,