For nearly three decades, designer Gerard Yosca has been creating innovative, trend-setting accessories with the same workmanship found in the vintage pieces of his mother’s and grandmother’s jewelry collections. His work has been featured in countless national publications, worn by top celebrities, and have graced the must-have lists of fellow costume jewelry junkies. (Personally, I’d love to own anything in the Palm Springs collection.)
It’s not a secret that I adore Julie Vos’ jewelry. (Actually, “adore” might be too subtle. “Covet,” “obsessed with” and “head-over-heels for” are more accurate.) Julie expertly mixes colored gemstones with classic styles to create pieces that look like precious souvenirs from a faraway marketplace.
Created by Loren Barham, Loren Hope is a jewelry line best described as a modern – and colorful! – approach to vintage. An array of rhinestones, semi-precious stones and Czech glass embellish Loren’s hand-crafted designs. It’s almost impossible to choose a favorite from her collection, but the darling sunburst studs in malachite top my list.
Ashley Dodgen McCormick, CEO & Creative Director, ASHA
Ashley Dodgen McCormick started her line in 2005, pulling inspiration from her time living abroad in Florence and Paris while earning her art history degree from Georgetown University. Focusing on top-quality craftsmanship, the artistry of Ashley’s pieces could compete with fine jewelry. I’m particularly drawn to the bone and white topaz pieces for their youthful elegance.
Hassan Bounkit, Founder of Bounkit
No one creates colorful gems better than Hassan Bounkit, founder of Bounkit. As you see above, his pieces are bold, yet undeniably elegant. Even a pair of simple round studs is given special treatment with an refined setting. I’ve got my eye on a pair of floral studs, but I’m dreaming of these stunners. His work has been featured in major fashion publications, worn by countless celebrities, and featured on television shows like Gossip Girl.