You know those bracelets you've been seeing on the wrists of street style studs around the world? Dainty, bright, and with just a hint of homespun, they'd left us puzzled about what they were and where to find them . . . until recently. The adult-age friendship bracelets are macramé from the Italian brand Cruciani C and can be shopped at brick and mortars in New York City and Palm Beach or, conveniently, online. Internationally, check outposts in Madrid, Dubai, Seoul, and Tokyo.
With all the places on the body so often bejeweled, leave it to Hollywood to find one more spot to adorn: the hand. Cuffs have been slowly making their way down the wrist and have recently found a home on the palm of stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Jamie Chung, and most recently Jennifer Lawrence, who shimmered in Ana Khouri's diamond and gold stem hand bracelet at the Rome premiere of Catching Fire.
See the accessory at work, get a closer look at Jennifer's actual item (which retails for $21,050!), and cast your vote on the trend — all by clicking on!
The price: $125
Why we want it: Shourouk, with its mix of oversize gemstones and neon-bright cording, has been on our radar for a while now . . . and the news that the brand was releasing a more affordable line with sparkle-king Swarovski was like music to our ears. The collection includes necklaces and earrings, too, but it was this wrist candy that harked back to the days when friendship bracelets were hot commodities that really has us intrigued.
It's been three years since Silly Bandz took the world — and kids' arms — by storm, but there's a new bracelet in town this Summer. If Rainbow Loom bracelets aren't already lining your elementary- and middle-schoolers' arms, get ready, because they're the latest jewelry fad and their popularity is spreading fast.
Using tiny, colorful rubber bands and a small loom, crafty kids — the trend is as popular with boys as it is with girls — use Rainbow Loom ($22) to create bracelets, rings, and more. Craft and toy stores can't keep the looms or bands in stock, as the craze gains momentum across the country — visit camps and pool decks and you're sure to see kids looming together. Stores, like Learning Express, are even offering Rainbow Loom classes to teach fans new techniques, as kids test their creativity and dexterity.
So tell us, is Rainbow Loom big in your town right now? And if so, can you get your hands on it?
Macramé bracelets are a Summer camp staple, and today we're giving them a fashion-forward update with a vintage-inspired rhinestone button–– just in time for Best Friend's Day! Once you've perfected the art of the macramé knot, you'll be making these for yourself and the rest of your friends. Watch on and get started now. On Allison: Zara top, Sachin + Babi jacket.
The beauty of the safety pin bracelet is that anyone can make it. All it takes is some common craft materials and a lot of time. Did I mention that these bracelets would only cost you a few dollars to make?
Now that you've got your NYE party outfit picked out, it's time for our favorite part: adding icing to the cake, er, look. With the plethora of baubles out there, it can be tough to narrow it down. That said, we've hand-selected the most fabulous and unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings out there so that your NYE look is more than sufficiently dazzling. You can pick just one piece for minimal sparkle or stack it all together for an all-out shine fest. Our favorites include a rose-gold pavé cone bracelet (it would look amazing against a black jumpsuit or LBD), an eye-catching star ring, and emerald studs. Shop those and 42 more stunning jewels below!
Parisian designer Shourouk Rhaiem first had me hooked with an insanely beautiful crystal bird statement necklace, but that was $700, and I was looking for a slightly smaller investment. That's when I came across her crystal and rope bracelets ($210). The mix of pastel and neon crystal with woven cord feels simultaneously regal and sporty, the combination of which I equate with perfection. You could totally stack these, but just one is enough, and it would also make a great gift, no?