Ah, the changing of the seasons. What's a travelgirl to wear?
Designer Dahli Patel, creator of Aleksa Designs, has created an accessory to help you celebrate seasonal change all year long. Appropriately called the “Seasons Pendant,” this travel-inspired, sterling silver, openwork pendant ($179) comes with four gemstone pieces and decorative bolts that can be swapped out, allowing for 17 different looks in all. A trip to the Far East inspired this necklace.
“I learned how they (gemstones) are mined, cut and polished and watched the long, tedious process that it takes to create each stone,” Patel says. With an appreciation for the art of gemstone creation, she set out to live her personal dream, selling her designs to jewelry boutiques in the South.
Her store is at 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, Ga. It is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, noon-5 p.m. Saturday.