Into the Woods: Wood Elements in Jewelry

Nature-inspired colors, textures, and themes play an important role in fashion this season. The beauty of natural wood lends itself perfectly to the design aesthetic.

The March 2011 issue of Elle features neutrals of interesting weaves and textures, including a pair of wood bangle bracelets from Donna Karan New York.

As an accessory for color block theme fashions, the March 2011 issue of More includes this necklace that includes elements of resin, wood, and rope from Milly.

Stylist Jen Rade, who has worked with stars such as Angelina Jolie and Cher, provides readers of the March 2011 issue of InStyle with this clever styling idea: Mix two sets of rings—one in sterling silver from Silent Gypsy, the other wood rings from By Boe.

InStyle mixes bracelets in the February 2011, combining a wood and crystal bangle by Rosena Sammi and wood and brass bangle by Sequin with a resin bangle by R.J. Graziano.

We’ve seen this bracelet in numerous magazines rendered in various hues of snakeskin with metal. Here is the Fendi design executed in wood links, as pictured in the February 2011 issue of Elle. The bag is from Marni and the footwear from Giorgio Armani.

In an article on travel to Argentina, the editors of Town & Country suggest packing assorted wooden bangles from Stephen Dweck.

The February 2011 issue of Marie Claire featured three bracelets from Louis Vuitton, two of which appear to incorporate wooden elements.

The same issue of Marie Claire included a fashion spread entitled “Faux Bois” (French for “false wood”) highlighting trompe l’oeil wood prints and bark-like textures in fabric, along with ornately carved wedges and “sap-inspired jewels.” The jewels featured consist of a necklace from Erickson Beamon for Kinder Aguggini, a pendant necklace from Melissa Joy Manning, a ring from Stephen Dweck, and a bracelet from Nada Sawaya.

There’s nothing to knock about a beautiful jewelry design that incorporates wood.