Quirky jewelry makes a big statement.
This story first appeared in the January 15, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Pin your heart on your sleeve with this supersweet, handmade Murano glass brooch from Babbu ($127). With Valentine’s Day on its way, boyfriends be advised.
Heavy rapper-style chains are winning fans with Germany’s chic set. Retailing at $256 at the F95 store, this leather and metal chain by Swedish designer Joanna Dauphin gives any glamour girl a hard-core edge tough enough for the grittiest Berlin social scene.
Jewelry designer Lyie Van Rycke has a big heart, and its contours are traced in this delicate and whimsical chain necklace ($465). It comes in rose or yellow gold.
Elke Kramer’s offbeat and delicately detailed jewelry has been spotted on edgy international style arbiters such as Fafi, Karen O and Chiaki Kuriyama. Kramer’s new collection, called Trompe l’Oeil, includes these Art Deco–inspired resin and thread bracelets ($93).
Known for his naturalistic approach to fashion, designer Rogan Gregory has a handcrafted capsule collection of oversize necklaces that offers a similar aesthetic this spring. Handmade from reclaimed wood and rope, the pieces will retail from $500 to $1,000. Here, his wooden Oblique Dichotomy necklace with enamel paint on cotton cord ($1,000).