Ten Thousand Things Bio

Designer Ten Thousand Things

TEN THOUSAND THINGS

The name Ten Thousand Things is taken from a line of ancient Chinese philosophy: “from one thing begets the ten thousand things.” This principle of infinite creativity and constant evolution guides designers David Rees and Ron Anderson.

Ron Anderson started making jewelry as a teenager in Detroit. He moved to New York City to work in high fashion retail and began selling his work on the street in Soho. In 1991, he met David Rees, who had moved to New York from Ohio after getting a degree in art history and was working for fashion innovator Linda Dresner.

Each Ten Thousand Things piece has the integrity of antique jewelry but is distinctly modern: both organic and refined. Materials include rare American pearls from the Mississippi River, unusual colored sapphire cabochons, black opals and diamonds, both brilliant white and unusual colors.

“We love our customers,” says David. “They pay attention to detail, don’t miss a thing, see all that we put into the work and truly, that is what keeps us going, I swear.”

Ten Thousand Things

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$2,905.00
 
A captivating charm necklace from Ten Thousand Things. The organic charms showcases aquamarine stones, tahitian pearl, American natural pearl and an Australian opal bezel set in gold. Perfect for everyday wear.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in Aquamarine, Tahitian Pearl, American Natural Pearl and Opal.
  • Charms measure 1 3/4-in. across and 1 1/2-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 18-in. long.
  • Finished with an S-hook clasp.
  • $330.00
     
    Cast with a blackened finish, edgy silver links adorn this timeless bracelet from Ten Thousand Things. Perfect for stacking.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Bracelet measures 7-in. long.
  • Finished with a push clasp closure.
  • $1,960.00
     
    This one-of-a-kind necklace from Ten Thousand Things will be a staple in your wardrobe. The trio of crystal stones are suspended individually along the gold necklace. Perfect for everyday layering.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in crystal.
  • Charms measure 1 1/2-in. across and 1 1/2-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 26-in. long.
  • Finished with an S-hook Clasp.
  • $2,220.00
     
    This one-of-a-kind necklace from Ten Thousand Things will be a staple in your wardrobe. The trio of labradorite stones are suspended individually along the gold necklace. Perfect for everyday layering.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in labradorite.
  • Charms measure 1 1/2-in. across and 1 1/2-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 26-in. long.
  • Finished with an S-hook Clasp.
  • $1,120.00
     
    These bright organic earrings from Ten Thousand Things showcase seed hooks that are accented with a cluster of rainbow moonstones. Elevate your everyday looks with these feminine drops.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in moonstone.
  • Measures 1/2-in. across and 7/8-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $310.00 Available by Special Order
     
    This single studded ancient beaded chain necklace evokes subtle elegance. This fine Ten Thousand Things chain necklace is perfect for everyday wear.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Detailed in ancient beads.
  • Necklace measures 18-in. long.
  • Finished with a toggle clasp.
  • $1,210.00
     
    These feminine and modern earrings from Ten Thousand Things will be your new favorites! The smooth rose quartz drops are cut into teardrop silhouettes.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in rose quartz.
  • Earrings measure 5/8-in. across and 1 1/4-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $875.00
     
    This Ten Thousand Things long drop earrings showcases quiet elegance. The cast line drops are linked together and accented with a bezel set opal drop.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in a opal.
  • Earring measure 2 1/8-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $1,010.00
     
    Feminine and sweet, this moonstone chicklet necklace from Ten Thousand Things has a smooth finish. The fine necklace makes this piece easy to layer into your everyday looks.
    • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
    • Detailed in moonstone. 
    • Chicklet measures 5/16-in. across and 3/8-in. long.
    • Necklace adjusts from 16 1/2-in. to 17 3/4-in. long. 
    • Finished with an S-Hook Clasp. 
    $5,170.00
     
    This earth inspired Ten Thousand Things necklace is set with a smooth turquoise center. Make this your everyday signature.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in turquoise.
  • Pendant measures 3/4-in. across and 1 1/8-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 18-in. long.
  • Finished with an S-Hook Clasp.
  • $165.00
     
    This edgy beaded bracelet from Ten Thousand Things showcases a fine chain accented with black ancient beads. Perfect for everyday layering.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Detailed in black ancient beads.
  • Beads measure 3/8-in. long.
  • Bracelet measures 7-in. long.
  • Finished with a push clasp.
  • $650.00
     
    This unique Ten Thousand Things bracelet is perfect for everyday stacking. The lure links have wonderful texture and dimension.

  • Handcrafted in 10-karat yellow gold.
  • Bracelet measures 7 1/2-in. long and 1/8-in. wide.
  • Finished with a S-Hook Clasp.
  • $3,475.00
     
    A staple for your everyday layering, this Ten Thousand Things chain necklace is detailed in gold x's that are pinned around the entire necklace. Wear it solo or with a statement pendant for a look all your own.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Necklace measures 36-in. long.
  • Finished with an S-Hook Clasp.
  • $3,320.00
     
    This wonderful Ten Thousand Things necklace showcases lure links that showcases wonderful dimension. Perfect for everyday layering.

  • Handcrafted in 10-karat yellow gold.
  • Necklace measures 36-in. long and 3/16-in. wide.
  • Finished with a S-Hook Clasp.
  • $1,430.00
     
    Perfect for layering from Ten Thousand Things, this chain showcases bright irridescent pearls hand pinned along the gold chain. The pearls are scattered around the entire chain necklace.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in pearls.
  • Pearl drops measure 1/8 across and 3/16-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 15 1/2-in. long.
  • Finished with an S-hook clasp.
  • $4,950.00
     
    Vibrant emerald barrels bring vibrancy to this fine Ten Thousand Things necklace. The emerald barrels are set along the chain in a graduated design. Perfect layering with a bold statement necklace.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in emerald.
  • Center barrel measures 1/2-in. long and 1/4-in. wide.
  • Chain measures 1/8-in. wide.
  • Necklace measures 20-in. long.
  • $3,830.00
     
    This delicate one-of-a-kind necklace by Ten Thousand Things showcases a cluster of smooth prenite teardrops. The graduated prenite drops are suspended on gold stirrups Perfect for layering.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in prenite.
  • Cluster measures 3-in. wide.
  • Longest drop measures 1 1/8-in. long and the shortest drop measures 1/2-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 19 1/2-in. long.
  • Finished with an S-Hook Clasp.
  • $505.00
     
    This single studded ancient beaded chain necklace evokes subtle elegance. This fine Ten Thousand Things chain necklace is perfect for everyday wear.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Detailed in ancient beads.
  • Necklace measures 29 1/2-in. long.
  • Finished with a s-hook clasp.
  • $660.00
     
    This edgy Ten Thousand Things necklace showcases skinny taper links that are detailed with a high polish and blackened finish. Perfect for everyday layering.

  • Handcrafted in oxidized sterling silver.
  • Measures 36-in. long.
  • Finished with an s-hook clasp.
  • $990.00
     
    Fall in love with the simplicity of these staple Ten Thousand Things earrings. The single Tahitian pearl drop is suspended on a short gold cast line.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in Tahitian pearl.
  • Measures 1 15/16-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wire.
  • $805.00
     
    Sweet and simple, these Ten Thousand Things horn earrings will enhance your everyday looks. The hand cut rock crystal horn designs are suspended from gold cast lines.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in rock crystal.
  • Measures 2 1/8-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $1,065.00
     
    These golden horn earrings from Ten Thousand Things have a wonderful presence. The long drops showcase hand cut amber horn stones.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in amber.
  • Measures 2 1/8-in. long.
  • Finished on gold ear wires.
  • $1,035.00
     
    Long tapered cast lines create a seamless design in this Ten Thousand Things bracelet. The fine design is perfect for stacking.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Bracelet measures 7 1/2-in. long.
  • Finished with a s-hook clasp.
  • $340.00
     
    This edgy Ten Thousand Things necklace showcases skinny taper links that are a mix of high polish and oxidized sterling silver. Perfect for layering.

  • Handcrafted in oxidized sterling silver.
  • Necklace measures 15-in. long.
  • Finished with an s-hook clasp.
  • $1,530.00
     
    These smooth aquamarine berry drop earrings from Ten Thousand Things exude a wonderful presence. Perfect for everyday wear.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in aquamarine.
  • Measures 1 3/16-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $935.00
     
    These distinctive Ten Thousand Things drop earrings have modern edge. The horn drops showcase hand cut black jade stones.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in black jade.
  • Measures 2-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $770.00
     
    These earth inspired Ten Thousand Things earrings are set with round labradorites - they serve as a symbol of clarity, balance and protection. Make them your everyday signature.

  • Handcrafted in brushed sterling silver.
  • Detailed in labradorite.
  • Earrings measure 1 5/8-in. long.
  • Finished with silver ear wires.
  • $935.00
     
    This long Ten Thousand Things necklace is a refined statement on its own and gracefully layers with other delicate pieces.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Necklace measures 36-in. long.
  • Finished with a s-hook clasp.
  • $4,940.00
     
    This stunning Ten Thousand Things necklace has subtle elegance. A trio of hand cut aquamarine stones create an organic cluster pendant.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in aquamarine.
  • Charm lengths vary from 3/4-in. long to 1 1/2-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 22-in. long.
  • Finished with a s-hook clasp.
  • $628.00
     
    This Ten Thousand Things long drop earring showcases quiet elegance. The cast line drop is accented with a bezel set ruby drop.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in ruby.
  • Earring measure 1-in. long
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $1,530.00
     
    These organic drops from Ten Thousand Things showcase smooth aquamarine horns. These staple earrings effortlessly coordinate with any look.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in aquamarine.
  • Earrings measure 1 3/4-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $890.00
     
    This Ten Thousand Things long drop earring showcases quiet elegance. The cast line drops are linked together and accented with a bezel set emerald drop.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in emerald.
  • Earring measure 2-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $750.00
     
    Add some organic edge to your everyday looks with these fun Ten Thousand Things earrings. These drop earrings showcase small gold tusks.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Drops measure 1 1/8-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $605.00
     
    This Ten Thousand Things bracelet has organic edge. A long cluster of hand pinned gold beads centers this chain bracelet.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat gold and blackened gold.
  • Bracelet measures 7-in. long.
  • Finished with a safety push clasp.
  • $790.00
     
    Bright clusters of silver beads are hand pinned around this Ten Thousand Things necklace. The fine blackened chain is perfect for layering.

  • Handcrafted in blackened sterling silver.
  • Necklace measures 21 1/2-in. with hook clasp.
  • $330.00
     
    Feminine and organic, these Ten Thousand Things drop earrings showcase long spirals of pink pearls.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Detailed in pink pearl.
  • Earrings measure 1 1/2-in. long.
  • Finished with silver ear wires.
  • $585.00
     
    Double turquoise studs are hand pinned to this Ten Thousand Things choker necklace.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Detailed in turquoise.
  • Choker measures 15-in. chain with hook clasp.
  • $65.00
     
    Add some edge to your looks with these brushed spike Ten Thousand Things earrings.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Measures 3/4-in. long.
  • Finished with silver ear wires.
  • $1,485.00 Available by Special Order
     
    Cast with a high polish finish, chic gold links adorn this timeless bracelet from Ten Thousand Things.

  • Handcrafted in 10-karat gold.
  • Bracelet measures 6 1/2-in. long.
  • Finished with a hook clasp.
  • $680.00
     
    Soft irridescent pearls are pinned intricately in a fine gold chain in these organic Ten Thousand Things earrings. Perfect for everyday wear.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in pearl.
  • Measures 5/8-in. long.
  • Finished with a gold ear wire.
  • $1,385.00
     
    Perfectly organic from Ten Thousand Things, these small stud earrings are composed of gold molten cluster with tiny pavé diamond accents.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat gold.
  • Detailed in diamond pavé.
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  • $1,275.00
     
    These bright ruby crest earrings from Ten Thousand Things will be a staple earring in your wardrobe. The bright rubies are suspended with foxtail chains.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in ruby.
  • Measures 3/4-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $705.00
     
    These delicate handmade drop earrings from Ten Thousand Things are the perfect go-to earrings. White Tahitian pearls are pinned to a fine chain creating a delicate short beaded spiral.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in Tahitian pearl.
  • Measures 1-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $1,230.00
     
    The perfect piece for any outfit! These earrings from Ten Thousand Things feature 3 tiny white pearls that dangle from gold drops.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in Victorian pearl.
  • Measures 7/8-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $485.00
     
    These simple earrings from Ten Thousand Things are detailed by hand using their signature sterling silver foxtail chaining that is pinned with tiny coral beads. Perfect for everyday wear.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Detailed in coral.
  • Measures 1 1/4-in. long.
  • Finished with sterling silver ear wires.
  • $220.00
     
    These classic earrings from Ten Thousand Things are detailed by hand in oxidized sterling and feature a colorful mix of pinned ancient beads.

  • Handcrafted in oxidized sterling silver.
  • Detailed in ancient beads.
  • Measures 1 1/8-in. long.
  • Finished on silver ear wires.
  • $685.00
     
    Perfect for layering from Ten Thousand Things, this chain is made up of their classic foxtail chaining in sterling silver. It features small pinned coral beads that are scattered all of the way around.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Detailed in coral.
  • Masures 28-in. long.
  • Finished with a toggle clasp.
  • $220.00
     
    These tiny earrings from Ten Thousand Things are detailed by hand in sterling silver and have such a fun presence for every day. A single turquoise bead is topped with keshi pearl sticks.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Detailed in turquoise and keshi pearl.
  • Earrings measure 1/2-in. long.
  • Finished with silver ear wires.
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