Summer is the perfect time for statement jewelry--the fewer layers of clothing, the more opportunity to show off a gorgeous necklace against summer skin. That's why I'm head-over-heels for three new jewelry collections available at the JF & Son storefront on University and 10th Street in New York City.
The first two are JF & Son collaborations with artists Zachary Leener and Paloma Correa. You may be saying to yourself, "Artist collaboration, sounds fishy." True, we all know artists can't be trusted (that's why Picasso had Kahnweiler).
The solution? Leener and Correa just send over their latest ceramic works and the masterminds at JF+Son transform them into wearable art. The hardest part? Getting the them to comply to certain givens. "We had to tell the artists, 'just put a hole in it somewhere,'" says JF+Son designer Jesse Finkelstein.
The third collection, Columbiform, is an independent line designed by Gillian Steiner. But it's just as covetable, with skinny gold geometric shapes, like the rhombus shown to the left.
Each of designs have just the right weight and texture for a summer day. They're cool enough to make your friend say "Ooh, where'd you get that?" (which is half the fun of dressing) but wearable enough that your great aunt won't think twice about complimenting those tasteful beads.
Check out more gorgeous designs below!