In other words: it's the holy grail.
There's an amazing collection of jewelry, all by independent makers. The showcased artwork was pretty fantastic. Each month, the shop's owner, Erica Skone-Rees, hosts a party celebrating an artist and a designer. This keeps the focus local and also showcases new artists and designers.
I found myself without my camera, so I'm borrowing some photos from their site to give you an idea. Erica is a jewelry designer herself, and it's clear how much thought she puts into design and curation. The shop is very well-edited. I could have browsed for much longer.
In the end, I bought a piece of art and some fantastic vintage earrings. I'll definitely be back for more. With a constantly rotating collection, there's every reason to make repeat trips, plus I think I saw a floral shift that was calling my name.
Do check out Rare Bird if you're in Oakland.