18K yellow gold Maltese cross pendant necklace with faceted lapis multi-shape details
Material: 18K yellow gold and lapis
Brand: Elizabeth Showers
Dallas-based designer Elizabeth Showers launched her eponymous label in 1996 “simply to make pretty jewelry for women.” Showers’ glittering creations reference the natural world, both in her choice of materials — white sapphires and quartz, deep green malachite, rare Lapis lazuli, and other precious gemstones — and her designs, many of which resemble flowers and plants. Vintage-inspired, beaded chandelier earrings, multi-strand black onyx necklaces, and emerald-cut prehnite and pyrite rings are some of the elegant baubles you’ll find in her collection, which features settings made of rhodium, sterling silver or 18-karat gold. In 2005, Showers debuted a small collection of star-shaped pendants, earrings and other pieces named Hope Star, the proceeds of which go to nonprofits that raise awareness of eating disorders.