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When we layer necklaces, we tend to do it with our most delicate, barely there pieces. But after seeing how elegantly mixes her two not-at-all subtle golden Lorraine Schwartz creations, we’re ready to go bolder.
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You’ve heard it before: Nothing pulls together an outfit faster than one great statement-making necklace, like Chibi Jewels “Tribal Crescent” pendant, $110, which instantly adds polish to a pair of jeans and a tee.
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As fun as an arm party can be, sometimes one well-chosen bangle can have even more impact. The actress’s A.L.C. “Double Bondage” bracelet, $375, is a sleek, modern contrast to her romantic dress.
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It’s no wonder designer Jennifer Meyer calls these her “Disco Ball” earrings. With light-reflecting diamonds embedded all the way around, they make us want to hit the dance floor as soon as they’re on.
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We love a glittering gem as much as the next girl, but we’re intrigued by the star’s chic, unexpectedly matte “Red Velvet” ring, $4,200, made of rhodonite and surrounded by black diamonds.
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We’d tell you to clear space in your jewelry box, but you won’t need it since you’re never going to want to take off these Dana Rebecca Designs “Sylvie” bar studs. They’re sweet and understated but pack a lot of sparkle for their size.
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If you’re the kind of girl who wears the same studs every day, it’s time to swap them out for some pretty chandelier earrings as does. The dangling spades make her A Peace Treaty pair look like they came from a romantic Moroccan bazaar and not, you know, the Internet.
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After a prolonged period in the spotlight, cocktail rings are lately taking a backseat to super-delicate stacked rings – like the diamond-studded Dana Rebecca Designs trio seen on . Want, want and want.
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Come to the dark side … the dark side of jewelry, that is. Impactful jet-black creations, like Sophia’s Brumani earrings, are graphic, bold and glamorous, the perfect contrast against a girlie blush dress.
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Normally when we use the word sexy and cat to talk about style this time of year, we re referring to Halloween costumes. But not this time. Michelle’s Pree Brulée “Dazzling Tiger” bangle (temporarily sold out here, but keep checking back!) is a standout piece you can wear all year long.
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Since seeing this photo, StyleWatch editors haven’t stopped talking about Emma’s sculptural Ben-Amun necklace, $345. It’s modern, striking and we can t think of many outfits it wouldn’t go with.
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We love when stars pick pieces that the rest of us can afford. Busy’s Rebecca Minkoff “Double Heart (from the designer’s brand-new jewelry collection) is only $88, but feels pricier thanks to its clean lines and wear-anywhere versatility.
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One of the best ways to double the impact of a brilliant gemstone: match it to a bold color in your ensemble. $108 lapis Melinda Maria is pretty on its own, but really pops when paired with her bright blue printed jacket.
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dropped $14,800 on her golden Arunashi statement cuff, but you can get the same dramatic look for a fraction of the cost. No need to invest in a gown to wear it with, either: A wide bangle looks just as great with jeans and a tee.
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We’re suckers for anything with a retro feel, which is why the star’s danglers are such favorites in the office. The slightly tarnished bronze material and slim lines give off a ’60s vibe, but with a sleek ponytail and graphic dress, the look is anything but dated.
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Nothing like a walk on the wild side to add a little sexiness to your ensemble. The coiled, rhodium-plated Misaki ring, worn to the VMAs, features a cultured pearl in the snake’s mouth.
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Add some flair to a crewneck top with a bejeweled collar necklace, as seen on the Dallas star. These major pieces are an update on the oversize statement jewelry trend that was so hot last year.
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Stunning drop earrings in dreamy shades of cerulean and green (like Jenna’s gold plated Isharya danglers) demand an updo so they can be admired in all their dazzling glory. Bonus: They also enhance any eye color.
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Tassel necklaces are one of hottest jewelry trends right now, and we particularly love the stylist’s take on the look. She rocks a thick, vintage-inspired version with bold detail on top of the fringe.
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We love the look of shoulder-grazing chandelier earrings, but they’re too over-the-top to wear during the day. An alternative: Cathy Waterman diamond-and-coral stunners, which deliver all the impact without looking too fussy.
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A delicate pendant necklace is one of those pieces every girl should have in her jewelry box. We’ve seen hearts, horseshoes and birds – but we’re really digging the unexpected appeal of Jennifer Meyer diamond wishbone necklace.
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These earrings definitely have a point: agate is not just for hippie-chick jewelry anymore! The singer’s A Peace Treaty danglers make a sharp but pretty statement with the natural material.
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Nothing beats making a statement for less than a Benjamin. $88 Isharya “Pyramind Luxe is the perfect complement to her pretty black-and-gold dress, but we expect to see her wearing it again any day now with jeans and a tee.
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Want this chic, graphic polished-silver cuff? As herself might say: “Get in line and settle down!” It’s a little art deco glam that instantly makes an outfit look more expensive.
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You may not have an occasion to wear a similar leather-and-chiffon gown with your architectural collar à la , but never fear – this statement necklace is a cinch to pair with more casual party outfits.
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Leave ties to businessmen and instead, rock the all-buttoned-up trend as does: Wear a statement necklace (hers is House of Lavande Vintage) over the shirt, letting it hang just underneath the collar.
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If heart jewelry feels a bit too high school for you, opt instead for a more subtle but equally sweet Cupid’s arrow ring like Miranda’s from Finn. It can be layered with a number of other slim rings or worn alone to get right to the point.
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Don’t get us wrong, we adore a major statement necklace, but sometimes a delicate piece can say just as much as something big and blingy. $198 , which combines an evil eye and a hamsa charm (thought to bring good luck) on the same slender chain, is proof of that.
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She’s going to need a bigger necklace soon, but until her new baby arrives, gives a chic shout out to her two children, Ava and Deacon, by wearing their names on her , available for $1,050.
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She’s got more style in her little finger than many people have in their whole body. And she’s got more bling on her finger than most people will own in a lifetime. It’s a $19,100 Carrera y Carrera ring decked out with diamonds, sapphires and garnets. Not ready to drop so much cash on a cocktail ring? This lookalike has all of the sparkle without all the spending.
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In this ridiculous heat, the last thing you want is tons of metal touching your skin. Which is why the actress’s lightweight Isharya cuff with one shimmering center stone is the perfect way to accessorize a daytime ensemble when temps are spiking.
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If the summer humidity has you wearing your hair back every day, take advantage of those exposed lobes and accessorize them with turquoise danglers like . The color flatters any skin tone and the hippie-ish stone looks right at home both on a red carpet and at an outdoor music fest.
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The bold orange Versace dress calls for jewelry that doesn’t steal the frock’s spotlight but is still glitzy. Her Norman Silverman starburst-style sparklers are subtler than chandeliers but pack more punch than plain old studs.
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There’s a reason they call oversize rings “cocktail rings” – because these babies are just crying out to be worn on a hand wrapped around a martini glass. So plan a happy hour, order finger bling similar to Brumani creation and get ready to receive a lot of compliments.
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Lest you doubt the power of one transformative accessory, witness how upgrades her oversize sweater, casual pants and floppy sandals with a simple, dramatic golden cuff.
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Show off your celestial splendor with a pretty crescent moon pendant. Christina wears the necklace on its own, but it’s delicate enough to be layered with a few other gold jewels. Plus, it’s a unique alternative to the stars, horseshoes and hearts seen everywhere.
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Ladies, there’s no need to wait for a guy to buy you a special, sparkling ring. Treat your right hand to a gorgeous and glamorous piece with light-catching details (read: pave!) and an interesting shape. (The Parks and Recreation actress’s is a blue sapphire ring by M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza.)
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Better make room in your jewelry box for the tough new girl in town: a spiky choker as seen around the neck. We recommend wearing it with neutral basics since anything more colorful or embellished could start to give your look a costumey or try-hard vibe.
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The stylish brings the party wherever she goes – the arm party, that is – with her stacks of mix-and-match neon bracelets, bangles and charm-adorned piece (including a Sisco Berluti stack, available for $129 .)
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Can we call her, maybe, to borrow this bright DANNIJO bib necklace for our next night out? The neon, crystals and studded embellishments add up to one cheeky-chic piece that would look great with a tee or LBD.
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A sleek white dress is the perfect palette for eye-catching ear candy, like bright green Irene Neuwirth drops. Offset the bold earrings with a pretty, loose updo to really let them take center stage.
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Some statement necklaces have more to say than others. Case in point: the enormous arrowhead-shaped golden pendant on a leather cord, which she wears over a coral tank dress.
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Delicate gems would look out of place on a modern, sleek dress like Olivia’s. Instead she keeps the vibe funky and graphic by adding a wide Adina Reyter brass cuff to play up her fashion-forward ensemble.
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Cocktail rings are an easy way to inject some drama and luxe appeal into an otherwise simple outfit, as proves with the emerald-hued sparkler on her pointer finger. The best part? Your friends may think it cost you a full paycheck – and you’re under no obligation to tell them otherwise.
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That’s not to say a big cocktail ring can only come out when you’re donning an understated outfit. The Hunger Games actress makes her statement gem work with a busy ensemble by picking a ring (this one is House of Lavande) that pulls from the same rich cornflower blue in her skirt, meaning it coordinates instead of competes with her ensemble.
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If your style oscillates between feminine and edgy, a chain-mail necklace like the House of Lavande collar is just what you need. Depending on how you style it, the piece can come off as ladylike (thanks to the shape) or tough (because of the chunky woven metal).
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The wears her heart on her sleeve – or rather, her neck – and lets everyone know she’s been struck by Cupid by donning Jennifer Zeuner’s delicate arrow pendant. Keeping it at choker length means the necklace looks right with everything from crewnecks to plunging necklines.
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Want the sexy appeal of a drop earring, but with a more youthful, modern feel? Nikki Reed’s Vanessa Leu “Reverie” danglers offer the same chin-grazing glamour of traditional chandeliers without all the fuss (or heaviness).
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Getting your loved one’s name tattooed on yourself? So 10 years ago. We much prefer the idea of a delicate initial necklace, like the gold Jennifer Meyer “S” pendant that sports in honor of Suri.
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The elevates a casual skirt-and-blouse ensemble with statement-making gold Deborah Pagani earrings. The unusual shape is funkier than a standard hoop, though just as wearable.
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A glam cocktail ring, like the elegant Tahitian pearl-and-pave diamond Samira 13 one Kate dons, is all the bling you need to put the finishing touch on a formal look.
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Take a style cue from Olivia (never a bad idea!) and choose an elaborately designed choker to frame your face. When hair is kept loose, the effect is especially feminine and flattering.
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Geometric jewelry is a hot trend for good reason: The designs make even the simplest and most casual items (like AnnaLynne’s cropped tee) look pulled together and instantly cool.
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Sometimes the biggest impact comes from the simplest designs. Such is the case with diamond Fred Leighton choker, which is delicate yet totally attention grabbing.
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