Dark is good. Playfully dark—even better! The Ivy Noir Men’s Jewellery Collection is a “dark interpretation of traditional Ivy League elements,” from London Jewellery Design Studio SMITH/GREY. The collection commemorates membership in an imagined Socii Extra Muros, the Off-Campus League. The capsule collection comprises signet rings, cufflinks, and collar stiffeners, in silver, oxidized silver, gold-plated silver, also 18ct yellow gold for the ring only. Items are handmand, individually textured, made to order. The he-and-she design duo of Sofus Graae and Birgit Marie Schmidt cite their Central European and Scandinavian backgrounds filtered through their British education and lifestyle as their source of inspiration. Why do they do it? “Because,” they say, “you shouldn’t always dress exactly by the book.” Interesting!