Spring into Style
With gorgeous weather all year round, it is easy to incorporate these fun bracelets into your wardrobe to add a pop of color or glamour to your outfit. These stackable, wrap, and cuff bracelets come in a range of prices and provide a lot of options to add spring into your step.
Whether wearing them alone or in multiples, the hottest trend is to stack away! Wear matching bracelets of the same stones or mix and match various tones of luscious colors. The more, the merrier!
On vacation at Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Florida, I found these adorable blue beaded bracelets with elephant and gold colored charms ($49 available at Club Med Sandpiper in Florida). Also at Club Med were oversized rose gold colored cuffs ($49 each) with an artistic flair that would be perfect to wear on a summer night during a trip to Europe.
Look to local South Florida stores including Neiman Marcus Merrick Park (NeimanMarcus.com) for leather wrap bracelets with jewel details by Tai for $125, Saks in Brickell Place (Saks.com), H&H jewelers in Coconut Grove (HHJewels.com) for aquamarine and diamond bracelets by Marco Bicego ($5,070), Sabbia in Key Biscayne (Sabbia.com) to find lapis with coral and turquoise beads ($275) by Elizabeth Martin, and leather wrap bracelets for adults and kids in pink, blues or browns by Amen, with prayers or “I love you” written on them in either English, Spanish or Portuguese. ($79 each). I even browsed online at MoiraAnne.com and met with jewelry designer Moira Anne Rubino, and viewed the Musa collection MusaJeweley.com with Miami designer Bobbie van der Vlugt.
One key set that is a hit this season—the Carrera set by Moira Anne. With white stone lightly marbled with hint of grey, it goes with any outfit, and has been a bit hit with brides as well. Also in the Moira Anne jewelry collection are pink turquoise, baby blue agate, black matte onyx, and wood beads, with prices ranging from $28 for a bracelet to $90 for a set of bracelets available at MoiraAnne.com. Clients include socialites and Real Housewives of Miami/Food Network TV star Ana Quincoces, creator of Skinny Latina marinades and sauces. The bracelets are composed of upcycled (recycled) gorgeous stone beads accessorized with beautiful charms found on scouting trips in the U.S. and abroad.
Musa jewelry is popular with Greek royalty, as well as the de Givenchy family, who have been collectors of Musa pieces for over a decade. With a price point on the mid to higher end of stackable bracelets ranging from $150-$800, most are in the $300 range. These pastel and rich jewel toned bracelets come with solid gold charms from Turkey and other fabulous locations. Favorites include a bracelet made from lavender amethyst from Madagascar, pink opal, chalcedony, with a vintage Turkish prayer bead ($325, MusaJewelry.com) and also a gorgeous turquoise bracelet with carved amethyst, Nepal silver with turquoise inlay and apatite ($650, MusaJewelry.com.)
All of these options are perfect to wear with a maxi dress, high waisted jeans and a t-shirt, a bathing suits or tunic. Day or night, these bracelets are sure to delight.
Allison Weiss Brady handles marketing for celebrities and non-profits. She is active in many organizations in South Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania including Big Brother Big Sister, The Community Coalition, Voices Against Brain Cancer, Gene Spotlight, The Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation, and one of her family’s foundations Say Yes to Education, which recently partnered with Quincy Jones. Allison sits on the board of Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and she and her husband Chip Brady were honored by Russell Simmons at the 2010 Rush Philanthropic gala in East Hampton. She and her husband Chip are members of Art Basel’s Junior Host Committee and Allison is a member of the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon Founding Committee. Allison was also the sole recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s 2008 Young Alumni of the Year Award, and serves on the Overseers board for the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.