Bells and Whistles


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WHO: The saying “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” the Crown Jewels, old Hollywood glamour, precious family heirlooms.

WHAT: Frames featuring jeweled embellishments are kicking off this New Year, adding touches of refinement and glamour to this year’s sun and optical looks.

WEAR: Safilo’s Jimmy Choo BEE/S frame is full of bold charm and fun glamour. The frame’s crystal front is elevated with jewels encased in the acetate, varying in size and shape to create dimension. This modified square silhouette is topped off with gold metal temples whose tips feature an element of negative space. From L’Amy’s Nicole Miller collection, the Auvergne model exudes a timeless appeal with its slight cat eye silhouette ornamented at the corners with almond-shaped jewels that also appear on the temples. Its black acetate front coupled with rose gold metal temples that extend to the front add a refined feel. When it comes to jeweled embellishments, Marcolin’s Swarovski eyewear doesn’t disappoint. This model featuring a brown tortoise acetate tones down the glitz for a more accented jeweled look. The upper temples of this style feature touches of both pearls and crystals while the very ends of the temple tips show off a small diamond-shaped crystal piece to elevate this classic, chic frame style.

WHY: Whether they’re optical or sun, solid colored or transparent crystal, jewels as embellishments add that extra sense of feminine appeal to these looks. These pieces can be both bold and glamourous or sleek and refined, providing something for a variety of wearers seeking that little extra touch of sparkle.