Gold is the metal of choice for five local jewelry lines that are worthy of national attention.
|(1) Yung Bagley wire crochet essonite garnet necklace, $132, at Public I, 1923 W. Division St.|
(2) Jill Alberts rose-cut diamond pendant with mint quartz drop on a 14-karat chain, $1,365, at Sweet William, 15 E. 1st St., Hinsdale
(3) K. Amato Jewelry Dearborn necklace, $60, at Red Head Boutique, 3450 N. Southport Ave.; www.k-amato.com.
(4) Lana Unlimited Eclipse necklace with diamond, $561, at Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave.; lanaunlimited.com.
(5) M&B Vintage ball chain, $180, with hand-engraved gold disk, $240, and hand-cut Illinois state map charm, $310; mandbvintage.com.
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Photography: Necklaces Tyllie Barbosa, Fertelmeister Akin Girav, all others courtesy of the designers