"Precious Metals"

Chandelier earrings ($90), African beaded leaf necklace ($298), cut-out cuffs ($170 each) and prehnite and rose-quartz cocktail rings ($198 each), Wendy Mink. Art Effect, 934 W. Armitage Ave.; shoparteffect.com. Jacinda ring, Dannijo ($95). Intermix, 1633 N. Damen Ave.; intermixonline.com. Amethyst ring, Tous ($2,715). Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave.; tous-shop.com

Charlie necklace, Dannijo ($645). Intermix, 40 E. Delaware Pl.; intermixonline.com. Arizona turquoise, citrine and quartz cuff, Iradj Moini ($990). Lulu’s at the Belle Kay, 3862 N. Lincoln Ave.; lulusbellekay.com. Oval ring ($1,950) and Albion ring ($1,200), David Yurman. 40 E. Oak St.; davidyurman.com. Tagua nut ring, Dandi Maestre ($125). Urban Style Emporium, 200 E. Delaware Pl.; urbanstyleemporium.com

Diorchester necklace, Dior (price on request). Visit dior.com. Penta necklace, Tous ($384). Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave.; tous-shop.com. White Oval Mosaic cuff, David Yurman ($3,950). 40 E. Oak St.; davidyurman.com. Flutter & Wow cuff ($680), cocktail ring ($250) and silver ring ($225), Links of London. Macy’s, 111 N. State St.; macys.com. White-agate cabochon ring, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry ($4,300). Marshall-Pierce & Company, 335 N. Michigan Ave.; marshallpierce.com. White Oval Mosaic ring, David Yurman ($1,350). SEE ABOVE

Beaded hoop earrings, Wendy Mink ($140). Art Effect, 934 W. Armitage Ave.; shoparteffect.com. Tinted jade and horn necklace, Dandi Maestre ($425). Mary Walter, 33 W. Superior St.; marywalter.net. Afrikan beaded necklace, Tory Burch ($195). 66 E. Walton St.; toryburch.com. Headphone cable cuffs, Louis Vuitton ($960 each). 919 N. Michigan Ave.; louisvuitton.com. Bombay silver ring, Me&Ro ($4,200). 61 E. Oak St.; meandrojewelry.com. Murano crystal rings, Tous ($839–$929). Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave.; tous-shop.com

Photograph by Chris Stein

Hair and makeup by Asif Zaidi (Creative Management)

Manicure by Myrdith Leon-McCormac (Ford)

Model: Rachel Geiman (MCZ Model Management)


What an assortment of lovelies....the Dannijo necklace in picture two is fire! Dannijo is certainly "riding the high tide" with their innovative, and eye-catching designs. I have yet to see a piece from them that I don't like! Oh, and that amazing cuff by Iradj Moini is equally beautiful with the mix of turquoise and citrine. I think what I love most about Iradj Moini pieces, is that they're absolutely unique and not easy to replicate, so you don't see a lot knock offs floating around. It appears that their design aesthetic is that, it's not necessary to churn out a huge collection of "clones", but to channel a full range of creative effort into a few carefully crafted pieces. Whatever and however they do what they do, the end result is exceptional! I'm also lovin the the Louis Vuitton "headphone cable" cuffs in picture four.....I would wear both just as they appear here. Looking at these pictures reminds me that I will definitely have to try wearing two pretty good size necklaces together; it's a good look if both necklaces aren't too huge to the point of looking gaudy.