Glass-and-Resin Jewelry Brings Clarity to Spring Style

Chanel, Balenciaga, Altuzarra, and more give new meaning to transparent fashion.

At last, fashion responds to ardent demands for transparency. Well, sort of. This season, designers are embracing see-through, light-refracting materials such as glass and resin in a fresh take on shimmery jewelry. Rendered in undulating shapes, Karl Lagerfeld’s bulbous teardrop earrings for Chanel and Phillip Lim’s weighty cuff accentuated with strokes of colored molten glass shine with a sleek, streamlined glow. Cast in eccentric forms, Joseph Altuzarra’s crustacean-like PVC spiral earrings and Demna Gvasalia’s earring of four multifaceted acrylic pendants for Balenciaga deliver a dynamic glimmer. Now if only the industry could provide such clarity on more pressing matters.…

Chanel Earrings, $1,025, available at select Chanel boutiques.

Balenciaga Brass and Acrylic Pendant Earring, $595,

3.1 Phillip Lim Glass Bangle and Glass Earring, price upon request, available at 3.1 Phillip Lim, 48 Great Jones Street.

Altuzarra Earrings, price upon request,

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Evil Eye Necklace, $495,

Acne Studios Rikke Lilac Brown Earring, $230,

Area Square and Circle Bangles, price upon request,

Styled by Shyam Patel

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