Sinuous Jewelry Styles: Wraps & Swirls

Designs that wrap or swirl around a wrist or finger are very much in the fashion spotlight this season. Their inherent sensuousness gives them, and the wearer, an intriguing allure. Much of their visibility as a style option is due to designer ads placed in fashion and luxury-focused magazines.

An ad from Bloomingdale’s that appears in the December 2011–January 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar features Roberto Coin’s Martellato diamond snake ring.

An ad for Staurino Fratelli from the December 2011 issue of Town & Country highlights the Magic Snake ring that wraps multiple times around a finger.

An ad for Mattia Cielo that appears in the December 2011 issue of Town & Country features a coiled bracelet of 18k gold studded with diamonds from the Rugiada (Dew) collection, which was also featured in the November 2011 issue of JCK magazine.  

A current ad for John Hardy features textured wrap bracelets along with other designs.

An ad for Bulgari features a Serpenti wrap-style wristwatch and bracelet.  

Fashion editorials also endorse these sinuous styles:

The December 2011 issue of Redbook styles a Catherine Malandrino dress with tiers of wavy ruffles at the shoulders with the addition of a cuff bracelet with a swirls design by Lauren G. Adams, adding to the visual impression of undulation. The starburst earrings are from Zhush.

The December 2011–January 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar features wrap designs in a multi-page fashion spread with a party theme featuring model Toni Garrn, shown at left, wearing a Tom Ford bracelet and necklace from Janis by Janis Savitt along with a ring from Alexis Bittar with a gown from Dior and wedges from Donna Karan New York. Also pictured on the page: a flower brooch from Gucci, hoop earrings from Janis by Janis Savitt, and ring from Mannin Fine Jewelry. With Garran are musician Sky Ferreria, model Rose Smith, and musician Ian Mellencamp.

In another photo from the spread, Harper’s Bazaar features Garrn wearing a Swarovski crystal wrap cuff from Ca & Lou along with earrings from Aurelie Bidermann with a dress from Valentino and sandals from Tom Ford. Actress Nikki Reed, to the right, also wears a bracelet from Ca & Lou, studs from Eddie Borgo, and her own rings; her dress and sandals are from Miu Miu. Pictured with the women are artist Richard Phillips and actor-artist Thomas McDonell.

The December 2011 issue of Lucky also featured a party-themed photo shoot. Above, to the right, the model wears a crystal detail silver-plated wrapped cuff bracelet from Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel on her upper arm. She also wears a Swarovski crystal and brass necklace from JoomiLim.com with her 3.1 Phillip Lim rhinestone-bedecked jumpsuit. The model at center wears gold-filled hoop earrings from Sequin with a wrap dress from Michael Michael Kors.

A Chanel diamond wraparound watch is paired with a sterling silver bracelet from Ann Dexter-Jones Design in this fashion styling from the December 2011 issue of Glamour. The model also wears a Versace jacket, Gucci dress and Chanel gloves; the helmet is from Daytona Helmets.

A Chanel wrap-style watch also adorns the wrist of model and TV personality Angela Lindvall, who wears an ensemble from Emporio Armani in this photo from the February 2012 issue of Marie Claire.

I’ll wrap up my blog post with this photo from the February 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, which highlights a set of rigid bracelets with a wrap-like appearance from Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière.