The newest trend in statement baubles? Chunky chain link jewels. These interconnected mixed-metal pieces have risen to popularity for their ability to infuse any outfit with an edgy feel. That’s why we rounded-up 19 chain link pieces all under $50, so that you can add some pizzazz to your neck, wrist, or fingers without a guilty conscious. From a feminine pearl and chain necklace by Zara, to sweet rectangular danglers by Gogo Philip, you won’t be able to resist these picks. Click through the gallery to start shopping now!
After mastering interior design, Kelly Wearstler moved into the fashion world, designing a line of bold clothes and accessories for her eponymous label (check out her fave pieces for the month on page 706 of the Drew Barrymore-covered September issue). Stars like Gwen Stefani and Solange Knowles quickly became fans, which is why we’re so excited to see her pieces being sold in new places. The latest? Wantful.com. Wearstler hand-picked a handful of pieces from her jewelry line to be featured on the site—items like bold geometric designs covered in colored stones—each one versatile enough to give any outfit a hint of edge. Click through to see and shop the collection.
Rings have gotten a raise this year. No longer relegated to the lower half of your fingers, the newest addition to this accessory family, aptly dubbed the midi ring, fits just above your knuckles for a sweet and stylish finish. Whether dainty or bold, they play nicely when stacked up against your go-to bands. So, go ahead match one, two or ten with the rest of your collection — the possibilities are endless! Click the photo to start shopping 15 of our favorites including picks from BaubleBar, Gorjana, TopShop and more. Your fingers will thank you.
Put a Ring On It! Neil Lane Talks the Biggest Bridal Jewelry Trends, Plus His Collection for Kay JewelersAug 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
Neil Lane knows a thing or two about what makes women say “I do” — the designer is the unproclaimed king of bridal jewelry, and is responsible for the many lust-worthy sparklers we’ve seen adorning the lobes, necks, and wrists of the Hollywood elite. The past was Lane’s muse for his latest collection with Kay Jewelers, and the elements from the 1920s, Edwardian 1900s and late Victorian era were right in line with the vintage-inspired jewelry trends of today. ”I used old techniques, like polishing, adding detail, mill graining and engraving—they haven’t been used in bridal on a big level,” he told InStyle.com. ”To make something relevant, you need to go back to the past and make it relevant for the future, so I’m taking ‘vintage’ ideas and bringing them to today.” Lane noted that rose gold, stacking rings together and mixing metals were among the hottest bridal jewelry trends right now—all of which he has included in his designs (example: Desiree Hartsock’s sparkler on The Bachelorette). And although round and princess cuts are still the biggest in demand, emerald, oval, marquis and cushion cuts are swiftly rising through the ranks. “Now you don’t have to just love the guy, you can love your ring, too,” he joked. The Neil Lane x Kay Jewelers collection is available at kay.com and Kay Jewelers stores nationwide, ranging between $300 and $2,599 for non-bridal jewelry and between $2,600 and $7,499 for bridal. Click the photo to see every piece in detail!
The easiest way to transform any outfit is with a dramatic piece of jewelry—and the best way to indulge is with a guilt-free purchase. That’s why we collected 20 big baubles and gorgeous gems that will transform your outfit — all for $25 and under. Click to see the bargain-bling pieces (brooch and hair pin included) that will infuse any look with charm.
We’re sure Kate Middleton is exploding with pride over her new little prince, so we asked some of our favorite jewelry designers known for their personalized pieces to create a customized gift for the Duchess to celebrate the birth of George Alexander Louis. Prince William, we hope you’re reading this because we think all of these would be perfect additions to Kate’s already enviable jewelry box. Click to see all of the personalized designs and where you can buy them with your own initials.
Chanel relaunched it’s gorgeous Premiere watch in February with sleeker links and a more refined look. Now, a couple of the legendary fashion house’s famous fans have been spotted in the stunner, which features a chunky gold chain reflecting the luxe label’s famous bag straps and an octagonal case inspired by the shape of the octagon stopper on a bottle of Chanel No. 5. Kristen Stewart and Milla Jovovich sported the steel version with black and white ensembles—two of the iconic designer’s favorite colors—at Chanel’s couture presentation in Paris. Staying true to their personal styles, Stewart worked the watch into a funky look of a white Chanel jacket leather shorts and fingerless gloves, while Jovovich showed the lady-like side of the watch wearing it with a white shirt and little black Chanel jacket. Clearly, Chanel’s Premiere has become an instant classic. The style is available for $4,600 at Chanel Fine Jewelry boutiques; call 800-550-0005 for more.
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Ke$ha is bringing her unique rocker aesthetic to your fingertips, literally! The songstress teamed up with her go-to jewelry designer Charles Albert to create a collection merging her love of all things sparkly with funky stones and edgy motifs. “I have been wearing Charles Albert for a few years now, and I’m obsessed with their jewelry,” she said. “It’s so fun and massive, and makes such a wild statement.” Sounds like a fitting collaboration! To create the line, called Kesha Rose, the singer drew inspiration from her own experiences for each piece. ”After my tour ended last year I spent a few months just traveling around the world with a backpack, and that was so inspiring. I took so many influences from all of those places and all of those experiences,” she added. Click the photo to see 15 pieces from her collection, including the Lightning Bolt Earrings ($60), Spike Cuff ($195), and Adjustable Star Ring ($120), and be sure to visit charlesalbert.com to shop the collection for $30 to $600 when it launches in August.