Laguna jewelry designer Nan Fusco, who made a name for herself when Neiman Marcus picked up her collection seven years ago, has created something innovatively fun and edgy for Fall 2010 — a "convertible" jewelry line.
Incorporating her signature use of precious and semi-precious stones, Fusco intertwines them with chains of various metals — silver, gold, gunmetal, copper — to create loose, carefree pieces that can each be worn in multiple ways.
"The idea was to create 'statement' pieces that are also delicate, and are sort of just fluid on a woman's body," Fusco says. "What's great — and unique — about this line is that you can have fun with each piece and wear it however you want."
Composed of 10 pieces, the new collection features styles including "The Hook," a 60-inch open-ended series of chains that can be worn as a lariat, choker, double- or triple-necklace or a bracelet, and the "Fringe Choker," in which the chains can be tied or knotted to create a chunky necklace, separated for a long asymmetric look, or draped down the back for a sexier, elegant style.