I'm not really a jewelry person; if you've ever browsed my personal style blog, Au Courant Distilled, you'd have quickly noticed that I constantly wear the exact same pair of freshwater pearl studs.
Save for infrequently wearing a matching single-strand pearl necklace with my silver men's watch and thin, white-gold wedding band, that's as far as my spartan adornment goes.
However, there are some equally sparse jewelry labels that get my attention; recently I've become a fan of Repossi's gold banded rings, and now, I'm quite enthralled with Bon Bon Vie's minimal SS2012 set, as well.
Designed by Shari Neal, the collection features unfussy little beauties done in brass, natural stones and materials such as vulcanized African vinyl records. Unexpected, yet utterly chic.
I'm particularly drawn to the Ad Infinitum necklace and that clean infinity loop hanging all by itself from a gold-filled chain. The fact that its only 'decoration' is the roughly hewn look of the brass is all I need.
Neal's jewelry pieces aren't available for purchase just yet on the Bon Bon Vie website - I wonder if they do pre-orders? But If you're not inclined to wait, I suggest you click across to the label's graphic tee collection in the meantime; the logo vest is an easy fave...
Edit: Neal just tweeted me with an update: the jewelry pieces have just been made available for purchase on the label's website. Happy shopping!
NB Images Courtesy Bon Bon Vie