Lucina Pearl Wrap Necklace
Jewelry that wraps is always an interesting fashion item because it is so versatile. One piece can be worn as a bracelet or necklace, and as a necklace, can be wound like a choker around the throat or worn loose. The limited edition Lucina Pearl Wrap Necklace by Oregon-based designer Scarlet Chamberlin is just such a piece, 60" long and easy to match. There are several things that make it noteworthy, however. The handmade chain is made from Ethiopian Recycled Silver (from past-circulation silver coins) with sterling silver components and it is studded with many 8mm freshwater pearls. Lucina is committed to bringing "together the craftsmanship of artisans in developing countries and the talents of American designers." Price: $325.