Edgy geodes and raw crystals make a modern statement in jewelry. But since these genuine stones can often weigh you down, crystals are also finding a new approach as two-dimensional shapes.
Take, for example, the “rocks” in this Kyler by Joy O bracelet which appear as if we’re looking at a stone from one angle, frozen in time.
Kyler by Joy O uses eco-friendly incentives that drive both the material and the design choices, in order to bring environmentally conscious jewelry into everyday life.
Based on actual crystalline structures of mineral quartz and rhodonite, the flat pendants on this USA-made Kyler piece add a tougher side to the traditional gold bracelet. The intaglio (incredibly fancy word for cutting into a flat surface) shapes are actually made from recycled stainless steel, and then dipped in 24-karat gold, turning “recycled” into “up-cycled” with this funky eco-chic bracelet.
Retail, $168; Call: 646-535-2442; www.kylerdesigns.com