From Scandanavia, With Love

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For the past 106 years, the name Georg Jensen has become synonymous with silver—and for very good reason. The luxury jewelry brand has mastered the art of sleek lines and subtle yet eye-catching detail that fashionistas from Copenhagen to Copiague have come to covet. The perfect marriage of simplicity and sensuality the brand infuses into every piece is evidenced in the 925 Sterling Silver Thread Bangle ($655). * Also known as a “swing” bangle, this bauble comes in small, medium or large and looks stunning against a summer tan. All jewelry can be viewed online (georgjensenstore.com), or if you’d like to purchase in person, the closest retail store is located at 687 Madison Avenue in NYC.

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Straight from the “most personal” of all Georg Jensen’s works is the Regitze line, which features many designs created by the silversmith himself back in the early 1900s. This collection is as whimsical as it is timeless, and it was cast with the fun, subtly flirty female in mind. As lightweight as it is lighthearted, the flexible Regitze Overgaard Collier ($2,875, this page) conjures an almost organic, molecular image and can be worn 1 of 2 ways—lying flat against one’s neck or standing upright like a regal collar.

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Similarly understated—but still seriously elegant—are the Moonlight Bracelet #11 ($1,740) and George Jensen Brooch, which mingles sterling silver and precious opalescent moonstones for a delicate effect that glows quiet and warm when draped on a wrist or pinned smartly to a lapel. Although layering is all the rage this season, fight the urge to over-accessorize, lest you drown your quality jewels in a sea of inferiority. With these statement pieces, less is more.

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One is the loneliest number, especially when it comes to bangles. There’s no right way to wear them, although it’s a generally accepted fashion truth that they look best when stacked—especially when you move your wrist just so and the light catches the smooth, glossy surface of the extra bangle at the perfect angle. The silver stunners shown here are all part of the Fusion Collection, the latest from Georg Jensen, which began as a series of rings, but expanded to incorporate the ever-popular bangle. Designed in 2000 by Lina Christensen, the thin 3 mm ($395) ellipse is inspired by nature (“multi faceted organic forms such as stones,” specifically) and the lopsided form reminds us of the beauty in imperfection. Slightly less minimal is the 7 mm variety ($595) which, although thicker, is hardly clumsy or clunky. And the 27 mm ($995) version? Well, that’s just downright chunky—in a good way, of course. Although they don’t beg for attention, all three widths certainly command it.

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And for a literal twist on the basic style, there’s the Moebius Bangle in sterling silver ($870), which wraps around itself in a helix shape. Wear two and voila! Fashion DNA (almost)!

sydney levin

Sydney Levin is an extremely attractive writer living in New York City. She enjoys noodles and sloths, although not in that order.