Each piece of VERAMEAT jewelry mirrors a self-sufficient life form with a sculptural presence. Hand-crafted in New York City from fine materials as ecologically sound recycled silver and pure 14k gold, VERAMEAT designs are artfully refined contemporary heirlooms to inspire your own individual flair.
VERAMEAT is Vera Balyura, a teller of winding tales in search of the extraordinary. Born in Ukraine, she recalls woodcarving with her grandfather, horseback riding in Utah & moving to New York to be a high fashion model all before the age of 14. Each design reflects a personal (yet universal) experience—from traveling the world, making music, maritime sagas, botanical, anatomical structures, and the history of the world, from mutant dinosaurs to futuristic visions of rogue spacemen in galaxies unknown.
VERAMEAT’s collection is characterized by richly articulate surfaces, wearability, and subtle details exacted with a precision inherited from her grandmother, a surgeon. The repertoire is playful and ferocious: dinosaurs devour fried chicken, disembodied hands glimmer in sunlight, and when Hipshark bumps against your heart, you’ve made a friend for life.
VERAMEAT’s patron ensemble includes Amy Sedaris, Miranda July, Michel Gondry, Kyp Malone, and Tilda Swinton, among other great minds. VERAMEAT has been interviewed by NYLON and featured in the People We Like section of themorningnews.org. Most recently Khloe Kardashian chose VERAMEAT’s silver Bad Ass Knuckle Duster three-finger ring as her Hall of Style Shopflick Pick.
VERAMEAT is best seen in its flagship location at 315 E. 9th St. in NYC's East Village.