Abel creates fine jewelry and hand-crafted objects with future generations in mind. Timeless design and responsible production are core values that drive each product and business decision we make. All of our pieces are made with solid 100% post-consumer recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones.



    The jewelry industry has historically been plagued by problematic and opaque business practices — both environmental and social.

    Abel is dedicated to sourcing materials and implementing practices that either reduce impact as much as possible or, ideally, create positive ones. Our desire to treat the earth and the people living on it with care and respect drives every business decision we make.

    As a very small business, we will experience limitations and missteps along the way, but we promise to approach these moments with humility and transparency. With this approach, we aim to empower our community and consumers with knowledge. By putting our values above profits, we hope to help build a new set of standards for the jewelry industry. You can read more about Abel’s sustainability practices here.


    Timeless design, quality craftsmanship, and attention to detail are foundational elements of each piece of Abel jewelry.

    This is achieved in the pieces’ construction — solid gold and silver (never plated or filled) and master craftsmanship ensure they last forever, even with daily wear. It’s also embodied in the design principles that inform each piece — walking the fine line between classic and common, modern and trendy.

    The ultimate aim is to create pieces that can be worn day in and day out over the span of a lifetime, eventually being passed down to future generations.


    Personal connection and community are at the heart of Abel’s philosophy. From our customers to the vendors we work with, each interaction is treated not as a transaction but as a relationship.

    A way we demonstrate this value is by keeping production local to NYC. Not only does this help preserve the tradition of skilled craftsmanship in our local community, but it also allows us to stay close to production, have hands-on access to quality control, and develop personal relationships with the people bringing our designs to life. It also allows us direct visibility into the financial, physical, and mental health of our partners.

    Abel is purposefully small to ensure we are able to continue to foster these intimate relationships that only an independent business can cultivate. It’s a more expensive way of doing business, but to us, it’s worth it.

Photograph by Frédéric Georges


Kelsey Lim is the founder and designer behind Abel Objects.

She established a career in graphic design and art direction — working for clients such as The New York Times, Flamingo, Man Repeller, Condé Nast, and Haus — all the while making jewelry on the side. After helping build so many brands over the years, in 2023 she decided to take the leap and go all in on her own company.

With Abel, Kelsey aims to create a business that prioritizes sustainable practices and values over rapid growth and profits. She is passionate about creating objects that stand the test of time — both physically and in style — so that they may be cherished and passed down for generations to come.

Kelsey studied at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) before moving to New York City, with no plans of leaving as a ride-or-die New Yorker.