Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Shop these wares by local makers as an alternative to standard retail merch.

Drop earrings by Ruth Barzel. $59 (website photo)

Ruth Barzel

Artisan and jewelry designer Ruth Barzel works out of her Arlington home, crafting elegant pieces with mixed metals and semi-precious stones. A portion of every purchase goes toward helping refugees and asylum-seekers. Look for her pieces at Trade Roots in Westover, Le Village Marche in Shirlington, and online at or

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