Amidst the romantic pastel colors and sheer fabrics of spring fashion, lace commands no small degree of influence. Airy webs of symmetrical patterns are as prominent in jewelry as they are in couture. While clothing designers stitch up the season’s latest looks, goldsmiths are casting, laser cutting, and seemingly sewing together spools of karat gold and silver to create complementary styles. Richly embroidered and brocade effects—evident in oversize bracelets and earrings—and delicate lacey motifs and silhouettes are ideal accents for the upcoming season’s très feminine attire.
|1. (Above) An 18k gold vermeil cuff with a 0.10 ct. diamond; $2,800; Charlotte Bjorlin D’Elia, Venice, Calif.; 310-573-8973; charlottebjorlindelia.com|
|2. Earrings in 18k blackened white gold with 7.72 cts. t.w. black sapphires and 0.14 ct. t.w. black diamonds; $5,110; Muriel Grateau, Paris; 33-14-020-4282; murielgrateau.com|
|3. Erewhon necklace in 18k and 24k gold; $8,000; Judy Geib, Brooklyn, N.Y.; 718-599-5520; judygeibplusalpha.com|
|4. Snow earrings in 18k gold with 0.60 ct. t.w. tsavorites and 10 carnelian briolettes; $2,600; Valérie Danenberg, Paris; 33-14-260-1959; valeriedanenberg.fr|
|5. Large filigree earrings in 18k gold vermeil; $138; Satya Jewelry, New York City; 877-728-9269; satyajewelry.com|