With this year’s red carpet events—the Emmys, the Met Gala, the Tonys—delighting us with jewels, high jewelry is getting a major spotlight. But while we absolutely love to covet those pieces from afar, odds are most customers won’t be making purchases like that on the regular.
Luckily, there are so many options that emulate these glittering looks. Necklaces in particular have been a high point in the major-event circuit so far, making notable appearances at the Emmy Awards (alongside the dominant category of earrings) in big, bold styles. Off the red carpet, jewelers could be putting a focus on everyday necklaces that would have anyone feeling just as polished and special as the celebrities donning million-dollar jewels, without the massive price tag and accompanying security guard.
For that purpose, I like this piece: the Wave necklace from Zarig, the New York jewelry brand founded by Zarig Baghdadlian in 2019. A style that rains diamonds along one’s neckline, it’s luxe, it’s chic, and it’s everyday cool. But it’s also more.
Smart on style and (relatively) on budget, the Wave is convertible, transforming into a bracelet that decorates the wrist in the same fringy lines that sparkle with over a carat and a half of diamonds. Worn on the neck, it begs for low-cut tops in the summer, and contrasting turtlenecks (yes, seriously!) when the weather gets cold. When wearing it on the wrist, who wouldn’t look for excuses to move their hands about all day, just to see it dance? No matter the attire, the piece can be worn all the time, one way or another.
Two pieces for the price of one, with a style that moves from day to night, casual to formal, with great ease? It’s a no-brainer.
Top: Wave convertible necklace/bracelet in 18k yellow gold with 1.66 cts. t.w. diamonds, $5,450; ZarigFollow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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