Nature has always been a source of inspiration for fashion. The more sophisticated a woman’s taste in jewels, the more she brings it back to the basics and tones it down. Even when a tree’s branches are bare of leaves, their form and twisted shape fascinate us. So I’ve selected the best branch jewels, but none rise to the hand the way Cindy Chao’s sculpted branch bangles do (call Bergdorf Goodman at 212-753-7300 for Cindy’s pieces). The meticulously handcrafted pieces are coated in diamonds, one of nature’s finest creations.
Dean Harris Gold Branch Earrings: These abstract Dean Harris gold branch earrings may not appeal to those who want extravagance and over-the-top ice, but for me, its charm lies in its simplicity. At Barneys New York for $425.
Noemi Klein Branch Ring: Noemi Klein likes to get down to the bare bones of the wild, be them the branches on trees, shrimp fangs, snake spines…you get the idea. On Farfetch for $212.27.
Ippolita 18K Yellow Gold Bracelet: Why buy an ordinary gold bangle when there are more creative options like this Ippolita, inspired by the sea’s version of a branch – coral. At Saks Fifth Avenue for $995.
Samira13 Silver Cuff: This small cuff has loads of old world charm, and I love that its ends are capped with pearls in two different shades. Nature is not concerned with symmetry. On Farfetch for $1,805.44.
Curiosity Box Marlow Necklace: This long layered necklace is really a two-for with both a locket and a sleek, black crystal branch – for the Snob from the concrete jungle. On Farfetch for $228.15.