Sparkling jewels, tennis bracelets, add-a-pearl necklaces. Who needs them? This season, jewelry brands are taking the prim out of accessorizing, toughening up their baubles with rough-edged stones, pointed spikes, and gnarled metal, without sacrificing the pretty.
Meet three Shopbop newcomers leading the pack:
Named after the Russian words for “lucky” and “dark,” FELIKS+ADRIK jewelry has a masculine tone with a playful spirit. The brand began in New York in 2010 as a collection of jewelry pieces both bold and elegant, and the fall 2011 collection presents a rough-hewn take on delicate metals and chains.
Inspired by the stars of the glam rock movement, Assad Mounser jewelry designer Amanda Assad Mounser weaves bullet-like spikes with luxe fringe in her latest collection. Statement-making without stepping over the top, each piece is a unique, treasured find.
The bohemian of our bunch, Mima by Marimerce Santiago is inspired by the designer’s religious beliefs and globetrotting lifestyle. Marimerce uses local artisans from her native Puerto Rico and other corners of the world to design pieces both elegant and significant in meaning. This season sees gothic barbwire and skulls mingling with natural stones and her signature macramé.