Holiday Parties Call for Serious Jewels

December 2, 2007 • Magazine

Holiday Parties Call for Serious Jewels

Holiday Parties Call for Serious Jewels

Sun, 2007-12-02 04:00

Lauren Flemming

‘Tis the season for cocktail party marathons. As stacks of party invitations flood your mind with images of glorious party dresses, fur shrugs and dainty heels, you should narrow your jewelry choice to one piece that can stand alone. For a chic, high-end party look, pair your newly purchased garments with chunky diamond earrings, an over-sized cocktail ring or a flirty necklace. Here, Second City Style shows you bold and beautiful statement pieces for the holidays.

1. An eye-catching cuff by designer Tom Binns — floral bursts of Swarovski crystals hug your wrist for an utterly divine cocktail accessory.
Tom Binns $770

2. An extremely versatile piece—the large, faceted navy crystal is simple and stunning, a perfect balance for striking minimalism.
Kenneth Jay Lane $70

3. It’s not a party without some diamonds, and each earring quite literally holds a bed of them. Flashy studs adorned with every friend a girl could have exude sophisticated glamour. Pair with that perfect black dress and you’ll make Ms. Hepburn proud.
Charriol $1795

4. Flirty and a little preppy, this multi-strand necklace from Juicy Couture lends a sexy, celebratory attitude to an otherwise simple outfit.
Juicy Couture $178

5. One of the most opulent and stately rings I’ve seen—white- and yellow-gold filigree setting for lustrous cinnamon topaz (even the stone sounds indulgent) and diamond pave accents. This ring could easily be the focus of your entire outfit.
JudeFrances Jewelry $2550

6. I just love the contrast of chunky cerulean lapis and satiny gold on this Kenneth Jay Lane cuff. It has just enough drama to accent any outfit or dress up a casual one.
Kenneth Jay Lane $200

7. What’s not to love about a diamond encrusted ball? It has the same clean-lined elegance of a tennis bracelet but with a fresh and modern approach. This is a fabulous option for the right-hand diamond.
Sydney Evan $5150

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