The piece: Joomi Lim Metal Luxe Spike Choker

The price: $146

Why we want it: The tough-but-glam aesthetic of this line has been grabbing our attention ever since its launch in 2009. The contrast of sharp spikes with high-shine metals (in this case, sweet rose gold) is intriguing and guaranteed to be a compliment-magnet. The necklace falls high on the collarbone, too, putting it front and center for accessory admirers. For us, it's on par with Dannijo and Tom Binns, but with a price tag under $150, it's a total steal.