At Up in Arms, we create jewelry as modern day armor. Each piece
is designed to promote strength, confidence and individuality,
empowering the wearer.

About the Company

Up in Arms is a Brooklyn-based company specializing in hand-made jewelry. Creator, Kara Lubsen, discovered her passion for metal-smithing while studying Industrial Design at Syracuse University.  


The company name is inspired by the medieval origin of the term “up in arms,” which is “to be equipped with armor.”  Armor was used not only for protection, but also as a means of distinguishing one soldier from another during battle.