JEW­ELLERY Michael Kors charms with his demi-fine-jew­ellery line. By Liz Gu­ber

A new jew­ellery line hits the sweet spot be­tween fancy and fa­mil­iar.

ELLE (Canada) - - Contents - By LIZ GU­BER

MICHAEL KORS CHOSE the pen­t­house of New York’s Edi­tion Ho­tel—once the world’s tallest build­ing—to present the brand’s new demi-fine jew­ellery. But not even the bird’s-eye views of Lower Man­hat­tan and the Flat­iron could pull the fo­cus away from the pieces on dis­play. The line, which features el­e­ments of fine-jew­ellery de­sign such as 14-karat gold and semi-pre­cious stones, is del­i­cate enough to feel spe­cial yet fash­ion-for­ward enough to leave an im­pres­sion. “I love big, bold state­ment jew­ellery,” says Kors, “but for this col­lec­tion, I wanted to cre­ate the kinds of per­sonal, last­ing pieces that a woman wears ev­ery day.” Pen­dants in the shape of a pad­lock (a Kors sig­na­ture bor­rowed from his bags) come in mul­ti­ple colours to rep­re­sent each birth­stone­—al­though the de­signer is quick to em­pha­size that you should wear which­ever one you like, re­gard­less of your birth month. Thin-banded bracelets and rings of gold, sil­ver and rose gold can be nested to­gether to cre­ate a cus­tom look. Then there are the charms, which Kors likens to wear­able mem­o­ries. They range from play­ful, like a minia­ture of the de­signer’s omni­present avi­a­tor glasses, to clas­sic, like an evil-eye charm studded with sap­phire-hued quartz. The charms can be slipped onto C-shaped bracelets or dan­gle from a thread­like chain. Old-school rules don’t ap­ply here—you can stack a rose-gold bracelet with a sil­ver one and wear the pieces with any­thing. And that’s be­cause, ac­cord­ing to Kors, “the lines are blur­ring be­tween for­mal and ca­sual.” Now, a weighty chain-link neck­lace can feel as ef­fort­less and shrugged off as a pair of love-worn jeans. All you need is the right at­ti­tude. ®

14-karat-gold-plated-metal and clear-pavé ring, rhodium-plated-metal and clear-pavé ring jacket and 14-karat-rose-gold-plat­ed­metal and clear-pavé ring (above, $155 each); 14-karat-gold-plated-metal neck­lace and bracelet (be­low, $245 each)

14-karat-gold-plated-metal bracelets ($495 each, michaelkors.ca)

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