The Woods sisters have been my favorite jewel designers for years, so when they came to town for a trunk show, needless to say, I was there with my credit card in hand! I was pleased to see that their commitment to natural materials remains strong with the line’s old mine cut diamonds juxtaposed against fossilized ivory, pearls, and sandalwood beads. Every single piece took my breath away. It’s as if they were created by Mother Nature herself! All of these earthly delights have that snowflake-unique factor that I love. There’s such a raw, just-picked quality to the materials. I mean have you checked out the muted elegance of the glitter necklace? It’s not flashy – the speck-sized shimmer looks like precious dust, unpolished but stunning.
The newest collection gives us sliced geode earrings and carved semi-precious stones. There’s a spiritual aspect incorporated, too, with silver prayer beads and Buddha amulets. Use the hooks to change pieces around, pairing a charm with a necklace today and a bracelet tomorrow. There’s such a versatility here if you’re willing to play around! The natural elements of the line lend itself to any look, be it casual cut-offs or and a fancy dress. Ranging in price from $440 – $6,160, the collection is available at Fortyfiveten.com.