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Leather and Faux Leather Jewelry

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Leather and Faux Leather Jewelry

Leather watch bands are perennially chic, but this season, leather makes a strong showing in other forms of jewelry.

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In the December 2012 issue of Vogue, model Carolyn Murphy (pictured with actor Matthias Schoenaerts) wears an Hermès red calfskin cuff and a black leather cuff, along with skirt, blouse, and mulberry bag from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. Her shoes are from Manolo Blahnik for J. Mendel.  

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Three of the five wide cuffs featured as examples of surefire gifts in the December 2012 issue of InStyle incorporate leather: a crystal, leather, and gold plate cuff from Stella & Dot; an embossed leather, pewter, and gold plate cuff from Rebecca Norman; and a leather and brass cuff from Sergio Rossi. Also pictured are a python and brass cuff from Kara by Kara Ross and an agate, ostrich skin, and gold plate bracelet from Anna Pellissari.

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Featured in the December 2012 issue of Lucky is a braided leather necklace from Auden. The Swarovski crystal-embellished collar necklace is from Dannijo.

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Among its “amazing finds for $25 and under” the December 2012 issue of Lucky also features a pair of leather bracelets from Wanderlust + Co.

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A feature on the design house Marni and its designer Consuelo Castiglioni in the November 2012 issue of Elle spotlights an embroidered leather necklace and a pair of drop earrings also incorporating embellished leather.

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The November 2012 issue of Lucky styles a model with a collection of bracelets, including a leather wrap bracelet from Also pictured is a Wadjet bracelet from; a gold-plated bracelet from R.J. Graziano; a gold-filled and brass bangle from Thea Grant; a gold-plated knot bracelet from CC Skye; and a 14k gold signet ring from Ariel Gordon Jewelry. The model’s lambskin top is from Banana Republic, her pants are from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, and her sneakers are from Mulberry.

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The October 2012 issue of Elle features an embellished leather bracelet from Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière. Also pictured in the collage of sporty fashions is a “pearl bracelet” from Proenza Schouler.

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An ad for Crislu that recently appeared in Harper’s Bazaar promotes leather bracelets with micro pavé cubic zirconia buckles.

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Coach, known for its leather goods, includes its leather double wrap Turnlock Bracelet in two colors in a recent ad.

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Greatly appreciated by vegans, there are attractive examples of jewelry incorporating faux or artificial leather, but they are few and far between. The February 2013 issue of People StyleWatch highlights a faux leather bracelet with gold plate detail from Vieta. The earrings pictured are rhodium-plated brass with cubic zirconia detail from Noir Jewelry.

Faux leather: Here’s an opportunity for the enterprising, eco-conscious jewelry designer.


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