The Primitives: Rocks & Stones

Big, interesting natural rocks and stones of all ilk play an important role in fashion this season.

The extraordinary Blue Tourmaline Geometric Ancash Necklace by Monique Péan featured in Harper’s Bazaar October 2012 is a mix of blue tourmaline with fossilized woolly mammoth tooth root, “white-diamond sprinkle,” and 18k recycled rose gold.

In “The List: This month’s objects of desire” for September 2012, Harper’s Bazaar focuses on a selection of crystal-adorned jewelry: a sculptural ring from Alexis Bittar; a crystal-adorned necklace from Vionnet; a bracelet with crystal dangles from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci; a crystal-adorned choker from Missoni; and a crystal-adorned cuff from Pamela Love.

A ring that looks like a pile of gold nuggets rendered in gold-tone metal from Michael Kors is among the items of jewelry pictured on “The Well-Spent $” shopping list in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Also on the list is a chunky link necklace from Kara by Kara Ross; safety pin earrings from Auden, a pendant necklace from Alexis Bittar, and a cuff from A.L.C.

In “The Best of What’s New,” the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar adds a chunky bracelet of unidentified material by Lynn Ban and earrings from Whitney Marbach to a dress, stole, socks, and shoes, all by Marc Jacobs.

A head-to-toe Dior ensemble, including a necklace with large teardrop-shape stones, is featured in the August issue of Marie Claire.

Rutilated quartz is Marion Fasel’s subject in the August issue of InStyle. She notes: “With its striking mix of khaki flecks in clear stone, this rutilated quartz jewelry works with just about anything in your wardrobe, from bright white or all black to wild prints and sherbet pastels.” Pictured are rutilated quartz, labradorite, sterling silver and 18k gold earrings from Nak Armstrong; a rutilated quartz bangle from Dean Harris; a rutilated quartz and sterling silver ring from Stephen Dweck; a necklace of rutilated quartz, diamond, and 22k gold by Cathy Waterman; and rutilated quartz, rainbow moonstone, and 18k white gold earrings by Suzanne Felsen.

The August 2012 issue of InStyle chooses a necklace of agate, leather and gold plate from Callixto to accompany color-block fashions. The model center wears a necklace of rope and gold plate from Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer and brass rings from Jennifer Fisher. The model far right wears a glass and goldtone necklace from Alfani.

The Makeover 2012 issue of InStyle, issued in September, pictures singer Corinne Bailey Rae wearing a necklace of abalone shell, quartz, and gold-plated agate by Jody Candrian. Her silver ring is from Robert Lee Morris.

A current ad for Chanel highlights a chunky necklace with geode slices and a crystal-adorned clutch.

The October 2012 issue of More magazine focuses on runway style jewelry “for a lot less,” including a ring of “gold drusy” set in gold-plated metal from Marcia Moran, similar to a Missoni pyrite ring; and an agate and silver cuff from Susan Hanover, reminiscent of a Chanel agate cuff.  Also highlighted are crystal earrings from BCBG Max Azria in a style similar to those by Dolce & Gabbana; a crystal and gold-plated pendant necklace from R.J. Graziano similar to a Lanvin pendant look; emerald (crystal) and gunmetal earrings from Kenneth Jay Lane, picking up on the saturated hue favored in Balenciaga jewelry; and a silver choker from Gas Bijoux reminiscent of a Bottega Veneta three-strand necklace design.

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