Ruthenium plated brass and jet black Swarovski crystal drop convertible drop earrings with white Swarovski pearl drop details
Material: Ruthenium plated base metal and Swarovski crystal
Brand: Swarovski Jewelry
It’s as plain as, well, black and white: The classically cool combo is the thing for spring, and Nylon’s Fashion Market Director, Rachael Wang, has fallen hard. “What I love about the trend this season is that it doesn’t feel mod or retro at all—the shapes are modern and the fabrics are innovative,” she says. Her take is all about mixed graphic prints, courtesy of Missoni. If you’re not ready to go full-on fashion editor, take Rachael’s advice to test out the trend: “You don't have to go all out. Try beige accessories to break up the starkness, and err on more white than black.” Shop the sale below for more must-have pieces in the season’s chicest pairing.
It’s Swarovski’s world, and we’re all just living in it. Named after Czech glassmaker Daniel Swarovski — who in 1892 invented a glass-cutting machine that revolutionized the crystal-making industry — this Austrian company develops crystals used in every imaginable setting: precision binoculars, grinding tools, road reflectors, the chandeliers at the Palace of Versailles, clothing, interior fittings, Philips headphones and USB memory drives, art exhibitions, even crystal-based theme parks (Swarovski’s own Crystal Worlds facility in Wattens, Austria). Yet most people recognize Swarovski as the world’s leading designer of high-end crystal jewelry. Through collaborations with household names such as Christopher Kane, Yoko Ono, Hello Kitty, and Disney, Swarovski has remained refreshing and on-trend in its designs, which range from rocker-goth skull beads to gala-appropriate bracelets, watches, necklaces, and earrings. Picture frames, eyeglasses, crystal figurines, and beautifully packaged fragrances are some of Swarovski’s various other glittering products, which are so beloved that the company has created a special club for collectors: the hundreds-of-thousands-strong Crystal Society.