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We’ve noticed a lot of great statement jewelry on the runways this week: wrist-consuming cuffs at Rosa Chá; Koi Suwannagate ‘s huge crystal butterfly that could have been mistaken for a Judith Leiber clutch; and the primary-colored, Native American-inspired finery at Ports 1961 by U.K. designer Lina Peterson. If you missed these, or if you can’t get enough, two more collaborations are worth checking out. (Editor’s note: These pieces, like the ones mentioned above, will most likely require their own jewelry box.)
This morning, look out for the bronze coil necklaces Californian Sonia Boyajian designed for friend Brian Reyes; his collection’s got an African bent, and Boyajian’s Alexander Calder-inspired necklaces are her take on the theme. The buffalo-teeth necklace that first caught our eye won’t be on the runway, but it will be available at Boyajian’s pop-up shop at 122 W. 44th St. until the end of the week. The incisors Boyajian picked up in a “random rock store” on the way to Arizona for two dollars a pop have been cluttering up her shelves for a while. Now, for a considerable markup, thanks to the 10-karat gold the teeth hang out with, they can be yours.
For something really limited-edition, Lizzie Fortunato’s origami necklaces for VPL (pictured) are a little too fragile to be considered family-heirloom material. “Obviously they’re not the most wearable thing ever,” Fortunato conceded about her paper cranes. For sale via special order—all the more reason to wear one while you can.