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Fine Jewelry: Stackable, Layering Pieces

The sun rays, casting in the window. The subtle swaying of a jeweled chandelier.

Summer breezes delicately dismantling the white feathers of dandelions

Light lines, subtle textures. Summer accessorizing, alluring and light-these brands do it in the best of ways. From fine hoop earrings to layers chain necklaces, easy versatility and simplicity are this season's must-haves.

Delicate yet durable. Fine yet bold. Simple yet statement -making.

These brands produce fine jewelry with hardwearing in mind.

As bold strong women with femininity and delicacy the parallelism is clear.


MIANSAI

Miansai pieces are part of my everyday collection. They are utterly unique and easy to spot.Their signature screw cuff exemplifies their unisex appeal. This brand's pieces are art. Infusing industrial and elegance simultaneously.


Sourcing fine Italian leathers, pure precious metals, and custom-made marine grade ropes for their pieces— and obsessing over every detail. It is not hard to see the bar is set high for quality standards at Miansai.


Clockwise from top left:

Mini Hook Leather, Rose

Halo Necklace, Gold Vermeil/Sapphire

Opus Earrings, Gold

Thin Screw Cuff, Gold




MERJURI

Making fine jewelry actually accessible, is only one of Mejuri's qualities. From precious metals, set with genuine gemstones and ethically sourced diamonds. Their super versatile, and pristine pieces are perfect for every day, and events, and the ultimate packable pieces for holiday.

Merjuri cut the high mark-ups known in the jewelry industry making the quality pieces more attainable, with no loss of authenticity. MERJURI frequently makes appearances on my Instagram saved 'wish list' board. The pieces are simple yet unique enough to make them stand out.



Clockwise from top left:

Herringbone Chain Bracelet

Bold Link Chain Necklace

Pavé Diamond Hoops

Bold Stacker



PDPAOLA

I love a family coming together to form a business. Sisters joined forces and continue to grow creating pieces of subtly and shine. PDPAOLA embraces the many forces of femininity that tend to pull us in different directions searching for that perfect balance with confidence, poise and a wink.


When I buy a piece I want it to last weather it's a diamond ring, or a simple gold band. PDPAOLA has commitment to quality is a fundamental pillar in each PDPAOLA jewel.

Clockwise from top left:

BLACK MEDIUM HOOPS SILVER

WHITE SOLITARY BRACELET GOLD

VICTORIA NECKLACE

WHITE ESSENTIAL RING GOLD




AURATE NEW YORK

As a New York girl myself, we always feel the camaraderie for brand's born and bred in NYC alike. This brand embraces the hardcore lifestyle of city living, providing durable materials for their fine jewelry enduring the wear and tear of every day living. From getting caught in a subway door, to running to catch a cab in the rain and everything in between.



So many times I sit and stare online, basket full. And I wonder "yeah, but what would it look like on me? Are her fingers longer than mine? Is her neck longer? How would it fall around my neck?" Jewelry is so personal and everyone see's it. It's often hard to judge how the pieces will fit. AURATE masterfully decided to offer the opportunity for- Five pieces to try at home for a week. No strings, no charge. So do the movie montage in your bedroom, donning a hundred outfits of things you wear daily, things you'd never wear, and everything in between to see just how perfect AURATE pieces fit in your mix.



Clockwise from top left:

Infinity Ring

Short Gold Bar Drop Necklace

Large Gold Curb Chain Bracelet

Gold Twist Hoop Earrings


Make It Yours:

I have signature pieces that I wear daily and then I mix it up when I want to add a bigger statement. I find that the busier I am I tend to layer more bracelets. Everything we wear is a statement and a projection of our identity and who we are. I love the ability to be able to personalize a piece of jewelry. I have a monogrammed ring I have worn since I was 9. A cute necklace with your name will ensure they remember your name without having to repeat it. Wearing signature pieces make for good conversation starters in social situations. I am always asked about my diamond horseshoe ring, it's a great icebreaker. And it's way better conversation than "what are your hidden talents" etc.


Shop Personalization Pieces:


Each row Left to Right:

AURATE- Double Mini Gold Letter Charm Pendant

AURATE- Birthstone Bracelet

PDPAOLA- BOND GOLD NECKLACE

MERJURI-Slim Signet Ring

PDPAOLA- TALISMAN GOLD NECKLACE

MERJURI-Pisces Ring Gold Vermeil

MIANSAI- ID Chain Bracelet, 14k Gold

MIANSAI-Signet Ring, 14k Gold/ 3 Letter



These pieces can be mixed and matched from line to line. Stackable and chicly eclectic. Keeping it light with thin hardware keeping the boldness sparse for effect. Combine texture with smoothness, and don't be afraid to experiment. I for one, am a huge advocate for mixed metals. Mix and match for the best of the best, with your own spin on things.


Editor Picks:



Each row Left to Right:

AURATE- Mini Earcuff with Diamonds

MIANSAI-Eclipse Band Ring, 14k Matte Gold Pavé

AURATE- Gold Herringbone Chain Necklace

PDPAOLA- BLACK ESSENTIAL RING SILVER

MERJURI- Curb Bracelet

PDPAOLA- NIA GOLD NECKLACE

MIANSAI-ID Cuff, Gold Vermeil/Sapphire

MERJURI- Croissant Dôme Hoops