Based in NYC, Wendy Mink designs jewelry influenced by her love of history and her far-flung travels — think Victorian drama fused with Indian flair, by way of Tibet. Uptown, downtown; high, low; East, West: Mink's collection of meandering, organic shapes, drenched in gold vermeil and semi-precious stones, represents the perfect culture clash. A team of Tibetan artisans uses ancient techniques such as hammering, molding, and wire-wrapping to handcraft all of Mink’s turquoise rings, lapis lazuli and blue calcite drop earrings, labradorite necklaces and other designs. Synthetic resin adds plenty of chic, sharp shocks of color to Wendy Mink’s gold and silver wares.
Bright beads, multi-strand chains, and look-at-me combinations. This crop of baubles from top costume jewelry designers is a melting pot selection of the bold and beautiful. Opt for clusters of colorful stones or beads on chain necklaces. Choose from rows of rainbow-hued stones on dangling chandelier earrings. Or look to emeralds, turquoise, and even leather showcased in gold rings.
While these baubles are certainly delicate, we love that they’re not too precious for everyday wear. Several pieces have a fine, filigree-like look about them, including the leaf pendant and earrings. Others set colored stones into appealing arrangements, like multi-stone necklaces and slim, stacking rings.
See this sale for handcrafted gems from New York-based sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder of DANNIJO. Also shop for Vera Wang statement necklaces and punkanova cuffs from Dana Lorenz's line Fallon.
Featured in the March 2009 issue of <i>InStyle</i> magazine, Wendy Mink jewelry is in demand. From teardrop earrings with semi precious stones to statement bib necklaces, visit this sale and find this season’s must-haves. <a href=" http://www.gilt.com/blog/2009/06/10/941-summer-colors-wendy-mink"> Read more about Wendy Mink>></a>