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Since starting her business out of her Lower East Side apartment in 2005, jewelry designer Erica Weiner has quickly become the lady to seek out for vintage-inspired treasures at the most affordable prices. Her devoted fans rejoiced last fall when she opened her first brick-and-mortar shop, an intimate space in Nolita where antique wooden furnishings nicely complement her eclectic mix of vintage pieces and hand-cast reproductions of jewelry she has found on her travels to estate sales, auction houses, and flea markets in the U.S. and Europe. If you’re looking for a gift, it’s easy to find something to match anyone’s style: Your utilitarian friend will appreciate the functionality of a vintage bottle opener on a chain ($100–$170); the hopeless romantic will cherish a brass forget-me-not ring made from a 19th-century Scottish wax seal ($80); and the nature-lover will adore a pair of dainty 1970s butterfly earrings ($25). About to tie the knot? The shop specializes in antique engagement and wedding rings for women and men, starting at the nice price of $110 for a Herkimer diamond solitaire. To that, we say, “I do!” 173 Elizabeth Street, 212-334-6383, (10012)

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