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Fashion is the armor to survive everyday life.
— Bill Cunningham


Up in Arms Jewelry designer Kara Lubsen is based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she draws inspiration from traditional metal-smithing techniques, modern utility and the spirit of nature. Her collections offer distinctive, hand-crafted jewelry for women and men, with each piece designed to instill strength, confidence and vitality in the wearer. 

Up In Arms jewelry is developed around the idea that each piece becomes more beautiful with time, the metals aging and gaining dimension with every wear. Kara places a strong emphasis on the comfort and versatility of her collections, designing from a place of simplicity and timelessness.

What is Modern Day Armor?
We believe jewelry is either the first or final layer we put on, possessing the power to complete a look and bring confidence to the wearer. As if we were heading into our everyday battles, it's jewelry that can shape how we feel, how we want to be perceived and conveys something bold or intimate. In this way, Up In Arms jewelry is meant to be your modern day armor, subtly embodying strength and individuality.

Our Commitment
We are committed to providing all clients with hand-crafted, high quality, consciously made jewelry. UP IN ARMS makes a unique statement that reflects the heart and hard work imparted in each and every piece.