The perfect addition
Local designers use chunky gemstones and double dip them in 24-karat gold plate, creating gorgeous creations that will warm up your wardrobe. Find modern twists on classic shapes in the form of earrings, bracelets, cuffs, clutches and more. $45 and up.
Splurge, 1033 Providence Road. 704-370-0082. splurgecharlotte.com.
Love for organic materials inspired this collection of simple statement pieces. No metals or plastic – everything is stitched together or slated on suede. Pieces are sourced from around the world and range from fish vertebrae and alligator teeth to cone shells from the Philippines and African trade beads. Prices start at $100.
Poole Shoppe, 6815 Phillips Place Court. 704-553-8868.
A stacking sensation
Lily and Laura bracelets are hand-crocheted by village women in Nepal, where the artisans work in the comfort of their own homes for above-fair wages. Wear just one or don a dozen. Each is unique, offering a perfect punch to a simple look. $12 for one bracelet, or three for $30.
LA East, 9852 Rea Road. 704-341-5962. laeast.net.
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