Katie Bartels started off like many designers: creating pieces for herself. But her jewelry collection quickly became so popular that she was able to quit her corporate law firm jobs and commit her energy full time to the namesake line. Inspired by travels to exotic locales such as Greece, India, China and Iceland, Bartels’ collection of gemstone jewelry is vibrant and eye-catching (She is certified by the Gemological Institute of America, so you can expect top quality). Whether you need the perfect statement piece for a formal affair or are adding a touch of flair to your weekend jeans-and-tee wardrobe, this collection is our new go-to for cool styles that don’t break the bank.
Katie Bartels “Carrie” Gold Sparkle and Ribbon Necklace – $60 at katiebartels.com