Jewel Box

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Who: Dame Edna, Elizabeth Taylor, magpies and girls who like pretty, shiny things.

What: As more people embrace eyewear as a fashion accessory it only makes sense to start thinking of it as one more piece of jewelry. Beautifully crafted, tastefully ornate and as changeable as earrings or a necklace, this season eyewear is getting the jewelry treatment.

Wear: (Clockwise from top left) Like many pieces of fine jewelry, the Tura Legends R610 optical style is a limited edition, which works well because metal work and stones like this are for the rare few. Judith Leiber, a brand known for its bejeweled minaudieres (a small evening bag generally considered more of a jewelry piece) also creates some beautiful eyewear, here the JL 1691 “Intricacy” from Legacie. The best kind of jewelry allows you to switch up your look in a heartbeat, and so does the DSquared2 DQ 5152 cat eye clubmaster ophthalmic with gold flash sun clip from Marcolin. Huge, irregularly cut blue gemstones? Yes, please. No jewelry collection is complete without a statement maker and that is where the Prada Limited Edition Voice PR22QS sunglasses come in. Of course, fabulous jewelry isn’t complete without a beautiful box to keep it all in. Our choice? The OyoBox luxury eyewear organizer in white lacquer.

Why:
The beauty of jewelry is the frequency that it can be changed, how it can easily alter the vibe of any outfit and how it reflects the mood and personality of the wearer. Now eyewear is no different, as more and more statement-making frames hit the market, in equivalent ranges of costume to fine jewelry, a “jewel box” full of eyewear is for anyone to be had.

dcarroll@jobson.com