Here is a list of some exciting jewelry designers/companies that have fabulous off-beat jewelry design, some costume and some 14 or 18 kt gold. You don’t have to break the bank to get something fabulous and different (from $110-$1,500).
Founder of Links of London — rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, British handmade fine jewelry (“jewellery” in UK) delicate, unusual pieces (I love the mythology falcon feather amulet 18 kt and diamonds), ring stacks, diamond ear pins (approx. $1500) – can be found at Selfridge’s in London and Saks Fifth Avenue, NY. annoushka.com
Charming costume jewelry, featured in W Magazine December/January 2015. I bought a falcon bracelet, gold plated, on sale for $140. Bold bright shapes, genuine stones. Featured at net-a-porter.com, and lelesadoughi.com
STONE AND STRAND
Love the combination of nail art and jewels with designers like Alison Lou and Coleoptere. See this feature on Stone & Strand’s blog.
Alison Chemla is the creative director and designer, the jewelry is in 14 kt white or yellow gold, some pieces with diamonds and is cheeky and playful. Love, love her match ring, the cry-baby necklace and the screw stud earring.
feminine punk style with an edge, I have a bracelet and earrings in a lovely lavender color, the earrings are fake pink sapphires. Very good selection BG.com and also in the store. (priced from $200-$400)
Borgo dark lavender bracelet and pink sapphire stud earrings
BALENCIAGA costume jewelry available at Barneys, I found a gorgeous cobalt blue leather wrap bracelet ( $200) that works with any blue stone ring.
BAVIER BROOK, HUDSON, NY and online at bavierbrook.com
I have lots of wonderful pieces from this special Victorian, Edwardian, ArtDeco, Mourning Jet and much more jewelry shop. There are also gorgeous paste necklaces and bracelets. Here are some of the pieces, have a look, your special someone will always cherish anything Jessica, the owner, recommends. She is a professional and wants her customers to love what they buy.
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