Twice as Nice
Two-tone jewels are riding a new wave of popularity. Their appeal is apparent for value seekers who want more oomph than silver alone provides, while gold-kissed styles can also help lure back reluctant karat gold buyers. Meanwhile, there’s more to love in the look itself—a little warm and a little cool, depending on your metal combination—so be sure to double up on metal choices moving into fall.
(Top) Rocky Ridge Burst necklace in 14k gold vermeil and Argentium silver; $700; Amanda Hagerman, Washington, D.C.; 570-244-5809; amandahagermanjewelry.com
(Below) Kallini cuff in silver and 18k yellow gold; $1,395; Hera Collection, Toronto; 866-934-1660; designsbyhera.com
(Inset) Pebble earrings in oxidized sterling silver and 14k gold with 18 cts. t.w. moss chalcedony; $498; Nina Nguyen Designs, Lafayette, Colo.; 720-459-7664; nina-nguyen.com
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If there was ever an artisan-made silver line with mile-wide appeal, it’s that of Bree Richey Designs. Price points start under $100 for pieces that won’t go unnoticed, while her familiar silhouettes—including birds, marquise shapes, and more—often feature negative space and are finished in her signature brushed matte style. Identifiable and affordable, Bree Richey Designs’ jewelry is easy for clients to love because it offers a look for everyone.
Four Seed necklace in oxidized silver, $121, breejewelry.com
“Frederic Duclos is our best seller. Their earrings and necklaces have sold really well because they have good price points that make their jewelry easily affordable to the general public.”
—Susan Wetzsteon, manager, Mikesell’s Fine Jewelry, Hamilton, Mont.