A Touch of Sparkle
Dolled Up ChokerWhile many ’90s staples are making a mainstream entrance into our shopping bags, the decade’s famous choker is one trend we can’t ignore. Jewelers and fashion houses have been incorporating the choker far before the garage band era in a dazzling way. Leave your notions of the leather ’90s choker behind and think of Victorian royalty mixed with runway modernism. Golden, diamond encrusted, brilliantly dazzling — that’s the choker we know and love.
For jewelry lovers who adore heritage and history, Cartier’s emblematic panther collection is an obvious choice. The panther has inspired a timeless and elegant line of jewelry since 1914, crafted with bold and regal distinction. Prepare to entrance a room in the 18K white gold, set with 195 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 5.68 carats.
For understated elegance, sculptural gold pieces are bound to complement any low V neckline and doll up your favorite blouse. Lafayette 148 New York is a simple, sweet option to add architectural grace to a little black dress. To turn heads with additional sparkle, Marco Bicego, BCBG Maxazria, and Aristocrazy feature luxurious collars to light up the night at Miami’s art shows and galas.
Panthere de Cartier Necklace at Cartier, $110,000
Lafayette 148 New York Ribbon Collar at Nordstrom, $398
Marco Bicego Lunaria Large Collar Necklace in 18K Gold at Bloomingdale’s, $24,260
Twisted Stone Statement Necklace at BCBG Maxazria, $138
Necklace in Silver and Pink Gold at Artisocrazy, $3,500
Unconventional Cocktail RingWho said rings have to end in “I do”? A glamorous cocktail ring is your best friend when it comes time to offer your hand at a networking event or dress up the champagne class you’re holding at your next social gathering. Loud and luxe right-hand rings offer an unspoken wink to the crowd. Sometimes sophistication can be evoked with the snap of your jewel-encrusted fingers—it’s hard to not feel classy with the right sparkle in tow.
Colorful cocktail rings are a pleasant surprise to spice up a plain ensemble. Pomellato’s trio of warmly hued cabochon stone ring provides powerfully feminine style.
Outside of the colorful cocktail ring, a trendy new theme has emerged at the hand of modern jewelry. Multi-hued rings reign high with selections from Coach, Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton. A “double ring,” like Louis Vuitton’s remarkable Idylle Blossom ring, promises twice as much sparkle. The Idylle Blossom collection celebrates the iconic Monogram flowers, created in 1896 by Georges-Louis Vuitton. Blooming in white, pink and yellow gold, the exquisite flowers make one charming bouquet that will never wilt.
Ring Rouge Passion at Pomellato, $2,300
DAISY Rivet Heart Locket Ring Set at Coach, $95
Rose Color Blocked Ring at Michael Kors, $75
Idylle Blossom XL Double Ring at Louis Vuitton, $3,600
Arm CandyAs the saying goes, it’s all in the wrists. A bold bangle or sparkling amulet makes for truly sweet arm candy. Givenchy’s crystal bracelet will bring a luxe and lustrous look to any ensemble. The Parisian fashion house has made a masterpiece with sparkling stations and bold center stones. To add your own hint of glitter, a PANDORA charm bracelet allows for the ultimate customization.
For unapologetically bold bling, a cuff or bangle can add a sophisticated edge to both casual wear and glamorous garb. Lovers of luxury will fall for Gucci’s traditional horsebit motif bracelet. The historic heritage of the Gucci house continually nods to its equestrian roots, making the bracelet a recognizable and regal addition to any wrist.
While the past is precious, women who want a more modern staple will easily identify with Henri Bendel and Uno de 50. The unconventional stone bracelets offer a teaspoon of sass and modernity to any jewelry armoire.
Crystal Line Bracelet at Givenchy, $78
PANDORA Rose Collection Bracelet at PANDORA, $80
Horsebit Bracelet at Gucci, $7,600
Modern Stone Hinge Cuff at Henri Bendel, $128
Superunos Bracelet at Uno de 50, $295
Statement EarringsLooking to draw attention to your face and light up a room? Behold the statement earring—music to our ears. Hoops, huggies, crawlers…can you really ever go wrong when it comes to choosing the perfect earring?
Fit for a demure debutante, Swarovski’s hoops are simple-yet-stunning with a twist. Kate Spade New York’s baguette crystals offer a similar sense of distinction in an out-of-the-box way.
If you’re looking to step out of your comfort zone while keeping it classy, we admire Tous’ double pearl chain earrings. Adorned with fashion’s most iconic teddy bear, Tous gives the illusion of a double piercing with chic double pearl studs connected by an 18K gold chain. Pearls may hold an old-fashioned charm, but the beaming new makeover has us thinking of Audrey Hepburn 2.0.
Gold and silver are tried and true, but let’s not forget to add some color to the palette. J. Crew’s fuchsia tassels, Tory Burch’s feathered chandelier earrings, and Mia Jewels exotic dangles are fit for the bohemian dream. Burch’s brass metal is enhanced with 1960s-inspired resin stones and a soft plumage of burgundy feathers. These magical baubles will have you soaring in style.
Fortunately Hoop Pierced Earrings at Swarovski, $149
Kate Spade Baguette Crystal Earrings at Macy’s, $58
Gold Icon Pearl Earrings at Tous, $595
Feather Chandelier Earrings at Tory Burch, $225
Exotic Double Tier Earrings at Mia Jewels, $165
Beaded tassel earrings at J. Crew, $65