Showing Some Skin

Fashion designers and red-carpet sirens aren’t the only ones who know that showing a little skin is more than a little sexy. In jewelry, the trend translates into the use of negative, or open, space that is integral to the design and the appeal of the piece. More than just simple cutout shapes, negative space is an important element in hot styles like latticework and “floating” gemstones. It allows the designer to create an interesting piece of jewelry that provides lightness and comfort while allowing the wearer to show off a little skin as an added bonus.