More of an art form than an accessory, jewelry is one of the most creative and expressive elements of fashion
Jewelry Design Unleashed
Call it the final touch on your ensemble. Jewelry can dazzle the wearer, complete an outfit and even impress others. But most importantly, it can make or break your fashion look. Jewelry designers right now are rocking it with big, bold, statement-making pieces. Over-the-top drop earrings are showing up decked out with plenty of eye-catching stones. Bejeweled cuffs give bracelets new meaning, and rose gold competes with its yellow and white siblings for your attention. Although diamonds will always be a girl’s best friend, designers are now showing them off in mesmerizing starburst settings, making
them even more rock star worthy.
3 CONGRESS JEWELERS
From Roberto Coin’s Sauvage Collection come bold, modern shapes. A pairing of black jade and pave diamonds embellishes both this 18k yellow gold ring ($11,500) and the 18k white gold bangle ($9,900). Available at Congress Jewelers on Sanibel Island, congressjewelers.com.
4 IZABELA FELINSKI
The Polish-born Australian designer creates these stunning bracelets featuring Swarovski crystals and subtly different bands and detailing. The Sweet Pineapple ($186) is from the Fruit Collection and the Elegant Navy Blue ($206) is part of the Chic Collection. Available at izabelafelinski.com.
2 ANNE SISTERON
These 18k Yellow Gold Canary Diamond Slice Earrings ($22,295) will leave the girl who has everything breathless. But for something slightly tamer, consider this 14k Rose Gold Diamond Leaf Everleigh Ring ($945). Available at annesisteron.com.
1 MARK LOREN DESIGNS
For one-of-a-kind jewelry, designer Mark Loren blends thinking-outsidethe-box with historic treasures and gems. He pairs a 22-carat pear-shaped aquamarine with a fancy-cut citrine, linking them with pave diamonds and a small pear-shaped orange sapphire ($18,925). An ancient Roman bronze relic framed by diamonds and 14k yellow gold is accented with an orange sapphire brilliant ($6,795). Available at Mark Loren Designs in Fort Myers, marklorendesigns.com
5 HEARTS ON FIRE
These three designs turn diamonds into shooting stars, exquisitely set in yellow, white and rose gold: Triplicity Golden Pendant ($1,750), Illa Cosmic Diamond Necklace (starting at $1,490) and Triplicity Drop Ear Vines ($8,900). Available at heartsonfire.com or through Dunkin’s Diamonds in Fort Myers and Naples, dunkinsdiamonds.com.
6 JACQUIE AICHE
Spotted on actress Jennifer Lawrence and Victoria Secret model Candice Swanepoel, this designer’s jewelry is a hit with celebs. Favorite pieces include: the Teardrop Labradorite Pave Cap and Diamond Bar Chain Necklace ($7,440), the Diamond Bezel and Mini Double Bone Horn Tinkerbell Earrings ($1,375), and the Freeform Moonstone and Diamond Chandelier Earrings ($7,000). Available at jacquieaiche.com.
Handcrafted in Chile, these Lukutuwe Yellow Gold Topaz Earrings ($2,250) and Yellow Gold Green Quartz Earrings ($2,500) are the designs of jewelry artists Alexis and Tathienne Thiele. Inspired by their South American heritage, the sisters blend ancient art with a contemporary spirit. Available at millapani.com.
Resembling the look of the world’s most luxurious food, the Caviar Collection features the Black Caviar Diamond Bracelet ($3,200), the 18k Caviar Gold Wrap Bracelet ($3,000) and the Signature Caviar Diamond Crossover Ring ($1,000). Available at lagos.com.