I met jewelry designer Victoria Bekerman at an editor’s preview event a couple of months ago, and was so enchanted by her designs, I intended to visit her studio on 29th Street in Manhattan, and do an interview with her. Then I got busy, and time is going by, and now it’s nearly time for the holidays. So my Fall “get the look” jewelry feature in which I intended to include her Lazo Necklace, has turned into a get it now and wear it for the holidays feature. And, of course, I think these will make amazing holiday gifts. Once you see the piece that captivated me, the LAZO necklace, and the pieces that I think coordinate so well with it, you’ll want them for yourself. But they also are affordable for holiday gifting. Visit Victoria Bekerman’s web site, or if you are in NYC (or visiting) perhaps arrange a visit to her studio and see her and her incredible designs, in person.
Let’s start with the necklace that I selected to wear test, and that I have worn endlessly, ever since, the LAZO Necklace. It is simple but elegant, and works with everything from swimwear to cocktail dresses (and I mean that, literally)
Bekerman’s designs are, for the most part, what I’d call “delicate” but by now means fussy or girly. They’re feminine, but with strong, modern, shapes. My favorite in the collection is this lariat necklace with three hand-hammered circles. Larger circle is 1″ and smaller ones are 0.5″ in diameter called “LAZO.” The chain is thin, but the flat links look substantial, and the necklace is about 18″ long, with a spring link clashp in the back. On part of the chain falls through a small circle leading to a “tassel” or “dangle” of two linked circles at the bottom, 1″ and .5″ in diameter. This piece is available in 14K gold-filled or sterling silver. You can adjust the top ring to nestle right into your throat like a choker, or move it further down.
Here are some other Victoria Bekerman pieces that I think go really well with this stunning necklace:
As you can see, these pieces look pricey, but they’re actually affordable. Which ones will be you adding to your jewelry wardrobe? Which ones are going to find their way into the hearts of special people you want to give gifts to, this holiday season?
About Victoria Bekerman: After graduating from Buenos Aires University with a degree in International Affairs, Victoria moved to New York. Once here, she was inspired by the energy, immediacy, and eclecticism of the city. She soon discovered her inner calling in design. She studied jewelry making under the supervision of Robert Streppone and Hiroko M. Streppone. While this gave her a strong foundation in skills, her sense of taste and dedication are her greatest assets. Her designs reflect her philosophy in life. “Life is simple, why complicate it?”. Her esthetic is minimalist and clean, yet interesting. This esthetic gives her pieces broad appeal to women from various demographics.
Victoria Bekerman’s pieces can be found on her web site or visit her in person: Victoria Bekerman Studio, 130 West 29th Street, Suite 1005, New York, NY 10001 Tel 646-450-5058
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