The Gold Standard

Gold is the metal of choice for five local jewelry lines that are worthy of national attention.

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.

Meet
the
Designers


In her spare time, ad agency production designer Yung Bagley uses filled gold and semiprecious stones to create Asian-inspired earrings and necklaces.



Favored by celebrities and a mainstay of national style pages, Highland Park resident Jill Alberts’s line offers an elegant, ladylike look.


Kristen Amato’s broad assortment of trend-inspired jewelry maintains a flirty, feminine look at a refreshingly affordable price.


Lana Fertelmeister’s bold yet delicate gold pieces sparked a furor after Cameron Diaz wore them on a Hollywood red carpet.



Authors, best buddies, and M&B Vintage founders Barri Leiner and Marie Moss produce instant heirlooms inspired by flea market finds.

Photography: Necklaces Tyllie Barbosa, Fertelmeister Akin Girav, all others courtesy of the designers

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