Freida Rothman’s new Industrial Finish collection channels the hipster New York City borough of Brooklyn in sterling silver and 14k gold vermeil. Pieces are accented with black rhodium with CZ to offer an understated pop of sparkle. The designer’s reflections of her humble surroundings—Rothman’s headquarters are in Brooklyn—are completed in matte finishes. High polish? Fuhgeddaboudit!
Drop necklace in silver, 14k gold vermeil, and black rhodium with CZ, $295, Arrow Shield drop earrings in silver, 14k gold vermeil, and black rhodium with CZ, $295; inset: cuff in silver, 14k gold vermeil, and black rhodium with CZ; $140; Freida Rothman, Brooklyn, N.Y.; 718-513-4114; freidarothman.com
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Belle Brooke Barer makes circles her signature, but in a sturdy and super-recognizable way. The artist’s silver line (which also features some 18k gold) has heft and takes shape in both traditional and edgy forms without straying from her unique fingerprint. And with just about 20 accounts, this may be the versatile, under-the-radar line you’ve been looking for.
Oscuro oval medallion pendant necklace in oxidized sterling silver with chalcedony and natural-color diamonds, $2,700, bellebrooke.net
“John Hardy is the only silver we carry, and we do incredibly well with it. It is one of the best fashion design lines we’ve ever sold.”
—Jim Alati, manager, Simmons Fine Jewelry, Meridian, Idaho