Tiny earrings and slender chains still are popular, but big and bold statement pieces are stealing some of the spotlight.
At the height of the lockdowns in 2020, Katey Brunini, a jewelry designer in Southern California, did what many jewelers stuck at home did during those early months of the pandemic: She rifled through her safe in search of materials for her next collection.
“I had a suite of 100-million-year-old Burmese faceted amber pieces that had been sitting in my safe for years,” she said on a recent phone call. “They felt like building blocks, and that led me to think about Brutalist structures.”
Ms. Brunini juxtaposed the amber with fan-like strips
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