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9 Ways to Make A Splash With Statement Jewelry

Let your accessories do the talking.

spring style suits broach
Photography by: Janelle Jones

1. Accessorize Your Lapel

Jewelry doesn’t have to stop at your ears, arms or neck. We love the way a gorgeous brooch dresses up and personalizes a jacket, bag or blouse.

 

Chico’s Quinn Pin, $49.50, chicos.com

alighieri dante lion necklace
Photography by: Courtesy of Alighieri

2. Layer Bohemian Flounce

Alighieri designer Rosh Mahtani took inspiration from Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” but you can take a hint from the Spring '18 runways where designers paired their best bohemian looks with gold coins and talismans. These dreamy gilded pendants add otherworldliness charm to strappy sundresses.

 

Alighieri’s Dante and the Lion necklace, $412, alighieri.com

sophie buhai necklace
Photography by: Gillian Garcia

3. Indulge in Simple Elegance

Sleek leather cords tethered to simple pendants are popular with designers such as Tory Burch and DVF this season. Sophie Buhai’s sculpture-inspired “Janet” necklace adds sophisticated weight to an everyday t-shirt and jeans — and makes an unexpected statement when paired with black tie.

Sophie Buhai, “Janet,” $1265 at sophiebuhai.com

 

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mastisse earrings
Photography by: Courtesy of Annie Costello Brown/Pavielle Garcia

4. Look to The Art World

A bit of art history is especially in fashion this season. Annie Costello Brown’s dramatic handmade earrings were inspired by the cut-out world of Henri Matisse. Groovy in more ways than one, they add spunk to an updo and will turn heads as shoulder-baring weather comes back into bloom.

 

Annie Costello Brown’s Matisse Chandelier Earrings, $207, anniecostellobrown.com  

 

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rainbow brite bracelets
Photography by: Courtesy of Roxanne Assoulin

5. Add in Some Color

There’s no doubt that Dior’s friendship bracelets will be on many a fashion girl’s wish list this spring, but for your BFF, you can do one better. Roxanne Assoulin’s whimsical enamel chokers and bracelets were made to be layered, have been (lovingly) compared to Chiclets gum, and can be purchased in stacks of three and five so you can share with your favorite gal pal. Though we suspect you’ll want to keep the lot.

 

Roxanne Assoulin’s Rainbow Brite bracelets, starting at $75 at Roxanneassoulin.com

gold cuff bracelet monika knutsson
Photography by: Courtesy of Monika Knutsson

6. Make a Big Impact with Delicate Pieces

Already in the good graces of queen Bey (she wore the Leopoldine Calais lace teardrop earrings on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour), Monika Knutsson’s intricate gilded creations feel both of a bygone era and futuristic. The Donna bracelets are made from hand-dipped lace trim from the 1960s. They would look quite cool on opposite wrists, stacked together, or layered over the cuffs of a long-sleeve blouse.

 

Monika Knutsson’s “Donna,” $440-$445,  monikaknutsson.com

crystal lily ring
Photography by: Lele Sadoughi

7. Fawn Over Flora

Big blooms are a perennial favorite. Burberry, Rodarte, and Dries Van Noten all provided their own bauble interpretations of nature’s finest to pair with their Spring collections. Lele Sadoughi’s acetate lily rings put the drama of this season’s best fauna-inspired jewels at your fingertips. They’re perfect for cocktail hour and work well with all the pink items you’ve invested in lately.

 

Lele Sadoughi’s crystal lily ring, $150, lelesadoughi.com

gold ear cuff
Photography by: Courtesy of Maria Black

8. Fake Some Edge

If multiple piercings are a lifelong decision you’re not willing to make, there’s a convincingly fashionable way to fake it. Maria Black’s cool luxe ear cuffs are dripping in gold and gemstones, they mimic edgy cartilage piercings without any of the permanence and needles.

 

Maria Black’s 14K Rose gold Avery Ear cuff, $665; Auricle Ear cuff, $105, maria-black.com

gold wire art earrrings
Photography by: Frankie Marin

9. Have Some Fun With It

As it turns out: three heads are better than one, with designers replicating the human form for these surreal-chic earrings. Wear them in place of ubiquitous hoops. They’re a guaranteed conversation starter.

 

VERAMEAT’s Woman art wire earrings, $140 at verameat.com