BC Clark Magazine 2021/2022


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Layering and stacking jewelry to curate your individual style is one of the strongest trends to ever happen in fine jewelry. It’s bigger than the tennis bracelet, the Y-necklace, or the statement pendant, because it’s all of these together and more! Why wear just one piece of beautiful jewelry when you can wear several? And why let one designer dictate your style when you can combine several and create your own? Layering and stacking gives you the opportunity to get creative and let your own personal flair shine through. Mixing and matching can be a way to dress up or down by using several pieces together to create either a bold or casual look, with just a few subtle adjustments. To start a layer, choose a center piece that anchors everything and then build the look around it. It could be a spectacular necklace, a bold ring, a watch, or a cuff bracelet. Everything else flows from there, and that’s where the fun begins. You can add texture, color, and dimension, layering in pieces of varying lengths and thicknesses. Build the layers in levels, starting with a short chain like a choker and then lengthening them downwards to create a cascading look, ending with a pendant or lariat. It usually starts with 14 inches and goes down to 33 inches. Generally choose an odd number of necklaces, like three or five, but sometimes just two necklaces can work well.

Top to bottom: Prima Rose Gold and Diamond Stretch Bracelet by Roberto Coin, $2,990

Gold and Diamond Bypass Bracelet by Roberto Coin, $6,500

Thoroughbred Two-Tone Bracelet by David Yurman, $2,250

Black Onyx Textured Cuff by Piero Milano, $4,370

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