Our super-connected globe and its fluctuating resources have redefined for many what makes an item most valuable to them. What’s deemed “precious” is a matter of personal choice, but also often a function of how design and materials stand up against both actual time and the shortening waves of our attention spans.

Katie Poterala, a South Carolina artist, creates complex adornments that are both functional and an exploration of the preciousness of jewelry itself.   READ MORE