I’m not really into sweet, girly things, so shopping for jewelry at Christmas time is an exercise in frustration. I want something edgy, unusual and even a little strange…and all anyone wants to sell me are diamond rings the size of Chiclets and preppy charm bracelets.
That’s why Fragments is such a breath of fresh air. I’m not normally a gold hearts kind of girl, but hearts and skulls and safety pins are definitely my thing.
Isn’t this bleeding heart safety pin fantastic? It’s available as a necklace too.
It’s probably no surprise that I’m really drawn to the darker pieces in the collection, like these kinetic black diamond and yellow gold earrings (which remind me of spiders in the best possible way) and the black diamond bat necklace shown at the bottom of this post.
Not everything in the latest Fragments collection is so decadently fabulous and subversive. But even pretty pieces make you look twice.
There’s something compelling about the organic look of this gold and opal ring. And the color of the stone is incredible — a perfect, Caribbean blue.
And I’m obsessed with these rough-hewn crystal earrings wrapped with gold. The bold mix of textures is the perfect blend of glamour and edge.
This tension between beauty and darkness, classic and street is what sets the jewelry at Fragments apart. Everything is eye-catching enough to wear as a statement piece and things get really interesting when you start layering.
I can definitely see this necklace as the anchor piece in a layered necklace look. I love how it turns the super-sweet nameplate necklace concept on its head with the in-your-face energy of a graffiti tag font.
And 100% of the profits from this particular piece benefit Columbia Presbyterian Lung Research Center. It’s always nice when our shopping habits can support a good cause.
What kind of jewelry are you attracted to? What do you look for when you’re buying something new?
This post is sponsored by Fragments. Sometimes I partner with brands I love so I can tell you about new products and designers I’m interested in. All views are my own and I only share stories that I’m interested in and that I think you’ll enjoy as well.
All photos in this post are provided by Fragments and used with permission.
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