Joomi Lim’s edgy costume jewelry is a beautiful blend of naughty and nice. As much as she likes her crystals, ribbons and pearls, she’s been known to layer on the chains and throw a spike or five into the mix. This former makeup artist’s first foray into fashion was with Joomi Joolz, her line of bedazzled T-shirts that she sold in 2004. In January 2008, she launched JoomiNYC, with a focus on striking necklaces, earrings and bracelets, in addition to luxe headbands and bridal hair accessories. Fashionable young celebs — including Jessica Alba, Leighton Meester and Rihanna — have found much to like among these punkish yet pretty pieces. Born in Seoul, Lim runs the business with her husband, French designer Xavier Ricolfi.
From the classic elegance of emerald-cut earrings to bold bib necklaces dripping with bling and chains, Joomi Lim captures the many moods of jewelry. Spikes and twisted metal dangle from bracelets, while pearls strung on ribbons are accompanied by clusters of gems. Who says pretty can't be edgy?
From the classic elegance of emerald-cut earrings to turquoise necklaces dripping with chains, designers Joomi Lim and Flutter capture the many moods of jewelry. Spikes and twisted metal dangle from bracelets, while pearls strung on ribbons are accompanied by clusters of gems. Who says pretty can’t be edgy?
These collections represent two sides of the jewelry spectrum, both equally bewitching. Instantly elevate a jeans-and-T-shirt look with charming pieces from Chicago designer Allison Schiller, such as a blue glass-beaded necklace or a hummingbird necklace (featured in <i>Vogue</i>). Meanwhile, New York designer Joomi Lim’s glam pieces — which are heavy on crystal clusters, pearls and chain fringe — practically beg for a big night out.
For a little shine or a lot of notice-me sparkle, check out the supremely well-priced baubles in this sale. Get delicate touches with the charm necklaces, stud earrings, and stackable rings. Bolder, edgier looks consist of embellished bangles, thick cuffs, crystal-heavy bibs, giant medallions, and more.