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.”

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Organic Ovals Bracelet - White Gold
 
This classic bracelet from Ten Thousand Things has a lovely, organic demeanor in 18 karat white gold. Oval links have a high polished finish and stretch for 6 1/2", including the safety push clasp.
Organic Ovals Bracelet - Rose Gold
 
This classic bracelet from Ten Thousand Things has a lovely, organic demeanor in 18 karat rose gold. Oval links have a high polished finish and stretch for 6 1/2", including the safety push clasp.
Oxidized Chain with Beaded 'X' Design - 15
$265.00
 
We love this choker from Ten Thousand Things, made in a great combination of bright and blackened (oxidized) sterling silver. Just at 15", it is handmade and has their signature hook clasp.
Sterling Silver Luxe X's on Black - 36
$420.00
 
This 36" chain from Ten Thousand Things has tiny hand pinned sterling silver beads all around the fine oxidized sterling silver chaining. Perfect to wear long or doubled, it is finished in the designers' iconic hook clasp.
Studded Pearl Ladder Bracelet
$130.00
 
This delicate bracelet is made by hand in oxidized sterling silver and features single white pearls pinned in the center of oxidized sterling silver chaining. It measures 7" long and is finished with a push clasp.
Fine Chain with Beaded Cluster - Oxidized Sterling
$240.00
 
This necklace from designer Ten Thousand Things is a great combination of bright and blackened (oxidized) sterling silver. The chain measures 15" long and the beaded cluster stretches for 3 1/2" with their signature hook clasp.
Pearl Square Pale Chain Earrings
$165.00
 
These fun earrings from Ten Thousand Things are set with their classic foxtail chaining in sterling silver. Three vertical rows of white pearls create a square that measures 5/8" long and each square is finished with a silver ear wire.
Foxtail Chain with Pearls -15
$365.00
 
This chain from Ten Thousand Things is made up of their foxtail chaining in sterling silver and features pearls pinned all of the way around. The chain measures 15" long and is finished with a toggle clasp.
Turquoise Luxe Cluster Necklace
$880.00
 
This gorgeous necklace from Ten Thousand Things is composed of oxidized silver with a waterfall cluster of graduating turquoises. The chain measures 18" long and while each turquoise is individually pinned on the chain, the cluster measures just under 1" long. Finished with a hook clasp.
Brushed Silver Leaf Cup Aqua Pendant
$465.00
 
This necklace from Ten Thousand Things features an aqua set in a brushed silver leaf cup pendant. The pendant measures 1" long and hangs from a fine 18" chain with a hook clasp.
Mismatched Charm Earrings
$3,410.00
 
These earrings from Ten Thousand Things are sure to bring you good luck! They features a mix of charms, such as a pave half moon and pave eye ring. The earrings measure between 1/2" and 3/4" long and hang from gold ear wires.
Long Foxtail Chain with Turquoise Beads - 24
 
This long chain from Ten Thousand Things is made up of their foxtail chaining in sterling silver and features turquoise beads pinned all of the way around. The chain measures 24" long and is finished with a toggle clasp.
Long Pinned Coral Foxtail Chain - Silver
$550.00
 
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. The chain has a length of 21" and is finished with a toggle clasp.
Long Studded Turquoise Chain - Oxidized Sterling
$375.00
 
This long chain from Ten Thousand Things is your new favorite layering piece in oxidized sterling with tiny pinned turquoise beads. The beads are finished in 18 karat yellow gold and the chain measures 35" long with a hook clasp.
Paraiba Tourmaline and Wing Pearl Earrings
$2,310.00
 
These one-of-a-kind earrings from Ten Thousand Things have a lovely pop of color with Paraiba tourmalines set in 18 karat yellow gold drops. They are finished with natural feather pearls and have a length of 3/4".
Organic Ovals Bracelet
$3,000.00
 
This classic bracelet from Ten Thousand Things has a lovely, organic demeanor in 18 karat yellow gold. Oval links have a high polished finish and stretch for 6 1/2", including the safety push clasp.
Diamond Crown Ring
$2,080.00
 
This gorgeous stacking ring from Ten Thousand Things is detailed in 18 karat yellow gold and features a crown of bezel set diamonds. The band has width of 3/16" and the diamonds add just a punch of sparkle to your every day.
Extra Long Studded Coral Square Chain Earrings
$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 and finished in 18 karat yellow gold. The earrings measure 1 1/4" long and are finished with silver ear wires.
Standing Turquoise Ring
$2,110.00
 
Perfect for stacking from the innovative minds behind Ten Thousand Things, this ring is detailed by hand in 18 karat yellow gold and features a single bezel set turquoise stone. The stone stands 1/4" from the center from the band and is the perfect pop of color for summer.
Long Crystal Drop Earrings with Gold Beaded Work
$1,265.00
 
Long and elegant from Ten Thousand Things, these sexy earrings perfect for day or evening fun. They are detailed by hand with 18 karat yellow gold beads that are finished with crystal teardrops. The earrings measure 3 1/8" long and are finished with yellow gold ear wires.
Long Studded Pearl Foxtail Chain - Silver
$475.00
 
Perfect for layering from Ten Thousand Things, this chain is made up of their classic foxtail chaining in sterling silver. It features small pinned white pearls that are scattered all of the way around. The chain has a length of 23" and is finished with a toggle clasp.
Big Molten Drop Earrings
$1,450.00
 
These handmade earrings from Ten Thousand Things have a simple, organic demeanor that feature molten drops in 18 karat yellow gold. They measure a short 9/16" long and are finished with gold ear wires.
Extra Long Studded White Pearl Square Chain Earrings
$420.00
 
These simple earrings from Ten Thousand Things are detailed by hand using their signature foxtail chaining that is pinned with tiny white pearls and finished in 18 karat yellow gold. The earrings measure 1 1/4" long and are finished with silver ear wires.
Long Studded Coral Chain - Oxidized Sterling
$375.00
 
This long chain from Ten Thousand Things is your new favorite layering piece in oxidized sterling with tiny pinned coral beads. The beads are finished in 18 karat yellow gold and the chain measures 35" long with a hook clasp.
Ancient Beads Earrings
$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. They have a length of 1 1/8" and are on oxidized sterling silver ear wires.
Triple Strand Bead Chain - Silver
 
This triple strand necklace from Ten Thousand Things offers simple elegance with oxidized sterling silver chaining that is detailed with bright silver beads. The longest strand is 20" while the shortest is 16" and the chain is finished with a hook clasp.
Curved Pave Diamond Fin Band
 
Perfect for stacking, this gorgeous ring from Ten Thousand Things is detailed by hand in 18 karat yellow gold and features a thin row of pave diamonds that is slightly raised. The band measures just under 1/4" wide and offers the perfect touch of sparkle.
Long Pinned Turquoise Foxtail Chain - Silver
$770.00
 
Perfect for layering from Ten Thousand Things, this chain is made up of their classic foxtail chaining in sterling silver. It features small pinned turquoise beads that are scattered all of the way around. The chain has a length of 28" and is finished with a toggle clasp.
Foxtail Chain with Turquoise Beads
$440.00
 
This long chain from Ten Thousand Things is made up of their foxtail chaining in sterling silver and features turquoise beads pinned all of the way around. The chain measures 15" long and is finished with a toggle clasp.
Long Foxtail Chain with Ancient Beads - Silver
$420.00
 
This long chain from Ten Thousand Things is made up of their foxtail chaining in sterling silver and features ancient beads pinned all of the way around. The chain measures 24" long and is finished with a toggle clasp.
Long Foxtail Chain with Turquoise Beads - Silver
 
Perfect for layering from Ten Thousand Things, this chain is made up of their classic foxtail chaining in sterling silver. It features small pinned turquoise beads that are scattered all of the way around. The chain has a length of 28" and is finished with a toggle clasp.
Small Pearl Chain - Oxdized Silver
$355.00
 
This fine chain from Ten Thousand Things is detailed by hand in oxidized sterling silver and features small white pearls pinned on either side of the chain. The chain measures 20" long and is finished with a hook clasp.
Short Ancient Beads Necklace
 
Every color over the rainbow and oh so much fun, this lovely necklace is made in oxidized sterling silver by Ten Thousand Things. It measures 18" long and is detailed with ancient beads pinned all of the way around. This chain is perfect for layering and is finished with a hook clasp.
Small Turquoise Bead Chain - Oxidized Silver
$355.00
 
This fine chain from Ten Thousand Things is detailed by hand in oxidized sterling silver and features small turquoise beads pinned on either side of the chain. The chain measures 20" long and is finished with a hook clasp.
Coral Studded Foxtail Chain
$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. The chain has a length of 28" and is finished with a toggle clasp.
Coral Square Pale Chain Earrings
$265.00
 
These fun earrings from Ten Thousand Things are set with their classic foxtail chaining in sterling silver. Three vertical rows of round coral beads create a square that measures 5/8" long and each square is finished with a silver ear wire.
Studded Turquoise Earrings - Sterling Silver
$130.00
 
These tiny earrings from Ten Thousand Things are host to a single turquoise bead wrapped in silver foxtail chaining for the perfect pop of color. The earrings measure just at 1/2" long and are finished with ear wires,
Keshi Pearl Spike Earrings with Turquoise - Silver
$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 that create a length of 1/2" from silver ear wires.
Small Turquoise Shield Earrings
 
These tiny earrings from Ten Thousand Things are detailed by hand in sterling silver and feature small shields with a triplet of turquoise beads. They measure 3/8" long and are finished with silver ear wires.
Turquoise Square Pale Chain Earrings
$330.00
 
These fun earrings from Ten Thousand Things are set with their classic foxtail chaining in sterling silver. Three vertical rows of round turquoise beads create a square that measures 5/8" long and each square is finished with a silver ear wire.
Apatite Foxtail Crest Earrings - Sterling Silver
$90.00
 
From the much coveted sterling collection of Ten Thousand Things, these very tiny apatite bead earrings have thin, oxidized, silver foxtail detail and hang 3/8" from silver ear wires. Just the perfect pop of color for every day!
Turquoise Spiral Earrings - Oxidized Sterling Silver
 
These gorgeous earrings from Ten Thousand Things are the perfect pop of color! Detailed by hand in oxidized sterling silver, these earrings have bright turquoise beads that spiral for 1 1/2". They are finished with ear wires and are light weight for every day wear.
Edwardian Earrings
$560.00
 
These Edwardian Earrings from Ten Thousand Things feature sterling silver drops with an organic feel. These simple drop earrings are perfect for everyday and measure 3/4".
Short Tapered Link Necklace
 
We love when Ten Thousand Things' organic-inspired line takes on metal! This short Tapered Link Necklace is comprised of interlocking sterling silver rings with intricate details and slight oxidation at the centers. This necklace measures 20" and has a hook clasp.
Edwardian Tapered Chain Necklace
 
We love when Ten Thousand Things' organic-inspired line takes on metal! This long necklace features sets of tapered sterling silver rings with drops of sterling silver dangling from each loop. This necklace has a slight oxidation on the rings of the necklace and measures 30" long with a hook clasp.
White Keshi Pearl Spike Earrings
$165.00
 
These tiny earrings from Ten Thousand Things are detailed by hand in oxidized sterling silver and have such a fun presence for everyday. A single white pearl is topped with a cluster of keshi pearl sticks that create a length of 1/2" from silver ear wires.
Studded Turquoise Ladder Bracelet
$310.00
 
This delicate bracelet is made by hand in oxidized sterling silver and features single turquoise beads pinned in the center of oxidized sterling silver chaining. It measures 6 1/2" long and is finished with a push clasp.
White and Black Pearl Choker
$355.00
 
This choker from Ten Thousand Things features delicate freshwater black and tiny white pearls. The necklace is set in oxidized sterling silver, measures 16" long and finished with a hook clasp.
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