Over the last year or so, I’ve been infinitely drawn to metallic, iridescent looks.
I can actually pinpoint where it started: the Rosie Assoulin dress, worn by actress Tessa Thompson, back in December 2017 (above). I love the blend of color, which looks as though someone took a torch to it, revealing its rainbow tendencies underneath. Like anodized titanium.
(Speaking of which, I loved this titanium and opal ring a few weeks ago—and still do).
And then there’s this new building in Beijing, featuring pearlescent ceramic cubes, designed by architecture firm MVRDV. It looks spectacular: a rainbow of shiny color that glistens like a fish.
It also glistens a lot like mother-of-pearl.
Which is obviously why I’m so drawn to this necklace from Nostalzia, a jeweler hailing from Seoul, South Korea. The necklace is named Knot, and that is an accurate moniker, but it’s also a duo of links, sort of contrasting in design but working together in shiny harmony.
The larger of the two links features rows of yummy mother-of-pearl, laid out like bricks paving a road to somewhere heavenly, no doubt. Its partner is a chunky gold link with a line of sparkling diamonds. It’s not a fussy piece, but it packs a wallop, and I’m totally smitten with it.
Nostalzia is helmed by designer Kayla Kim, a graduate of New York’s Parsons School of Design. The jewelry line, inspired by Kim’s love of family, the arts, and travel, aims to be stylish and wearable, the necessary credentials for it to be considered everyday jewelry.
Kim achieves that easily with styles like this one—for which there is also a pair of matching earrings—along with a number of other designs (I’ve written about her Constellation collection before, too).
Pearlescent, iridescent, rainbow—however you want to describe them, styles like these are lovely for the holidays. You’ll no doubt see plenty of that sheen in everything from decor to attire, so why not choose the jewelry to match?
Top: Knot necklace in yellow gold with 3.9 cts. t.w. mother-of-pearl and diamonds, $1,100