The Byzantine trend is derived from a time ruled by emperors. No cent was spared on lavishing their dynasties. Specifically, on their religious art which was always leafed in gold and encrusted with the finest array of colored glass pieces. An era fit for a king(and Kanye).
Several designers used the high-drama, embellishments in recent collections, including: Alexander McQueen, Etro, and Chanel.
We found two Byzantine-inspired cocktail rings fit for any modern-day empress. Splurge on the Regal(duh!) Cocktail Ring from Miriam Haskell’s Absinthe collection($325). A handmade beauty with a conglomerate of navy and clear crystals with grey pearls in an ornate brass filigreed setting. Topshop will give you the trend for a steal with their Teardrop & Rhinestone Ring($50). It’s reminiscent of the stunning mosaics of that time with its big green stone, burnished gold band, and smaller multicolored stones.
Whichever your wallet allows, you will come out looking like you live in a palace(or a reallllly nice studio in the Gold Coast).
WIN THE SPLURGE! Tell us your favorite piece from the Miriam Haskell for Decades “Uptown/Downtown” collection and win a Regal Cocktail Ring(value $325) of your very own. Check it out online: http://www.miriamhaskell.com or in person at: space519 in the 900 North Michigan Shops. Contest ends 10/19/11 at Midnight CST.