Thank you 2019, for being another year that brought good jewelry. Taking a look back, it’s clear that I was very into coin and medallion pendants this year (I expect this will continue into 2020) and—as a surprise to no one—more than a few Disney-inspired lines. It was an honor to cover many beautiful new jewelry collections this year, and here are some of my favorites.
Kavant & Sharart’s Link No.5 collection. The only thing wrong with this line is that I don’t own any of it. Seriously, Kavant & Sharart’s Link No.5 is one of the most moving collections I’ve seen all year. Now if it could just move a little closer, that’d be great.
Page Sargisson’s Kite earrings. Sargisson’s collection of Kite stud earrings—available in three sizes and a variety of gemstones—is one of the coolest, most totally giftable lines I saw this year. I know it’s a great gift, because I got a pair for myself.
Ayva Jewelry’s Nova collection. Nova isn’t the first collection that seeks to inspire women. What sets it apart is its use of acrostics—the first letter of each gemstone forms a word meant to empower its wearer. As a friend to the designer, I know personally how hard Priyanka Kedia worked on this line, and that effort really embodies what Nova is all about. And that makes it all the more special and worthy of a look.
Roberto Coin’s Frozen II collection. I love me some low-key Disney style, and Coin’s collection could easily pass for everyday jewelry—completely unrelated to the movie if you didn’t know any better. Well, all except for the Olaf necklace, which is pretty darn cute.
IO Collective’s Gravity collection. I love literally every piece from this collection, and that’s due to its ability to be visually interesting while still being very wearable. These are the kinds of jewels that you put on and never take off and still get compliments on as though you’re wearing something new every day. They’re irresistible.
Just Jules’ Charming collection. I still yearn to own one of these opal charm pendants, so that I can admire it from my jewelry box and probably never wear it. Actually, the designer offers a number of other gemstones as a part of this line, so maybe I should start there.
Pamela Zamore’s Sky collection. Another line that I have a serious crush on. Zamore’s celestial Sky collection crushes it in satiny gold with interestingly shaped styles and star embellishments. One or more of its pieces are at the top of my eventually-to-buy list.
Alina Abegg’s Cosmic Escape collection. Speaking of looking to the sky, this otherworldly line is whimsically wonderful with its alien, planet, UFO, and crop circle designs. It’s a bit of fun fine jewelry, and I am here for it.
Nina Nguyen’s Angel’s Wings collection. Jewelry—especially fine, high- quality jewelry—isn’t inexpensive, so the more versatile, the better, ensuring long-lasting wear. Nguyen’s patent-pending Angel’s Wings give the wearer a multitude of options thanks to its jacket-style design and array of matching earrings.
Jane Winchester’s Free collection. Winchester’s collection had the ability to take yours truly from butterfly skeptic to butterfly enthusiast. Enough said.
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