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Trendspotting: Dramatic Cuffs

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Cuffs take the place of several bracelets, a brooch, extra rings. Less is more when pithy. An entire ensemble can focus on arm wear or be coordinated around it. As the season gets cooler and clothes grow bulky and textured, delicate pieces get lost or tangled. One needs to wear accessories that hold their own.

Yellow Golden and Dressed

Left: Evocateur Bumblebee Cuff- Imagine this with a well cut black sheath, an elegant suit or a silk blouse and wide legged pants. Careful other gold you might wear has the same yellow tint. A shimmering addition to your accessory collection. Gold leaf design with a large bumble bee accent decked out in radiant Swarovski crystals. 14k gold plated, 22k gold leaf. Width: 2” Diameter: 2 3/8” $458.00

Right: Split Apex Cuff by Lady Grey- For the artful and architecturally inclined. Make sure earrings are of distinct silhouette and similar hue or, better yet, pick up the crystals and play with that sparkle. Drops would work well. Deep cut crystals set off the clean lines and geometric angles of this bold, piece. Bronze With 14K Gold Plating. Handmade in USA. $264.00

Delicate Fabric Cuff

For the romantic and flirty, an unusual take adding texture, pattern and gentle interest. One of a kind wrist cuff is made of vintage silk tulle and cotton lace, adorned with rich hand beaded pattern in shades of gold with vintage WWII pale gold sequins. Cuff is lined with silk, fastens with adjustable organza ribbons. Cotton, glass, silk. $122.00 (there’s a variety of these on this site in a wide color/pattern for those of you who prefer a softer look.)

Kenneth Jay Lane 22K Gold-Plated Crystals and Cabochons Cuff

Wonderful colors with which to fashion an ensemble. Pick up a warm tone in satin or cashmere, but don’t get matchy. One choice will do for garments, perhaps another rose color for your bag? Colored crystals, pink and amber resin cabochons. Hinged. Magnetic fastening. $345.00

Textures in Silver

Left: Frankie II Boho Rocker Chic- Classic and casual. Great for jeans as everyday wear, though it can be spiffed up with outsized earrings or rings and worn to the office or out to play. Malleable- oxidized silver, gold, oxidized brass. Handmade in New York. 2” wide. $488.00

Right: Eddie Borgo’s Silver and Gold-tone Brass and Crystal Cuff- A more delicate piece to be worn with thinner fabric-merino wool or silk, fine velvet…on a bare or finely covered arm. Board meetings or Broadway evenings. Distinctive. Contrasting a structured cage design with a scattering of sparkling crystals, this tough-talking accessory will put a statement spin on every look. Slips on. $650.00

Polar Opposites

Left: Aurélie Bidermann’s Esteban Gold-plated Cuff- Here’s a piece to wear museuming, to creative pitches, fundraising lunches, shopping on Madison Avenue, out for drinks in the new trendy bar. Iconoclastic and fashion forward. 18-karat gold-plated cuff with bohemian-infused charm. Width 4″ Circumference 7”. Slips on. $735.00

Right: Chantilly Lace Cuff- Feminine and vintage looking, this lovely piece should be worn with textiles that won’t cover or overpower it, on a bare or lightly swathed wrist. Perfect for evening clothes or play up contrast and couple with a stylish menswear look. Gold plated filigree cuff inspired by a piece of vintage lace. 3” wide. 2 1/4” inside diameter. Lead and nickel safe. Opening photo; $98.00

Erickson Beamon Color Me Crazy Cuff

This really cool piece is for the artists among you. Great looking and unique, it’s also really fun. You tend to wear things no one else has even thought of yet, to discover sources envied by your friends. Pick up a color for your handbag, boots or scarf. Silver Plated. Colored and clear crystals. 2” width. Open stile. $565.00

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