As we head toward fall fashion season and those exciting new purchases, why not look good while doing good? I was thrilled when I received this Same Sky Twilight bracelet as a gift. Same Sky is a trade-not-aid initiative providing employment opportunities to women in Rwanda who survived the genocide of 1994. Some of these women are artisans who crochet hand-blown glass beads into bracelets, the sale of which goes to support them and their families. Packaged in a small canvas bag, each bracelet comes with a paper signed by the woman who crafted it. The dark gray beads with hints of silver are perfect for fall’s color palate. Not only do I love this stylish accessory, but I love the feeling of being a part of a cultural movement! —Lindsay Hahn
Buy a Same Sky Twilight Glass Bead Bracelet, $160, samesky.com
Last weekend, one of my best girlfriends introduced me to the Young Designers Market in downtown NYC. The market runs every weekend from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and hosts up-and-coming designers who display a variety of hand-made jewelry, clothing, and accessories. Once inside, the two of us made a beeline to the jewelry section, where everything from wire-thin gold earrings to funky chunky necklaces boasting incredibly reasonable prices hung on display! For just $25, I scored two pairs of gorgeous, colorful, and not to mention expensive-looking earrings from a designer who could (and should) go big one day. For now, I’ll enjoy the great steal! (Bargaining encouraged!)—Courtney Bannerot
Visit Young Designers Market
268 Mulberry Street
New York, NY, 10012
|Buy Sharelli Jewelry Angular Hoops, $68–$225, at sharelliinc.com
Seen on Jessica Alba: silver or gold hoop earrings. The perfect hoop earrings are a jewelry must. Practical, sexy, classic, they work with any look. These come in different sizes and finishes, including high polish, matte, or vermeil.
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|Buy Rosena Sammi Jewelry Princely Ring, $145, at rosenasammi.com
Seen on Rihanna: large cocktail ring. Command a room with this square-shaped, vintage-inspired cocktail ring. It’s adjustable and comes in black, green, and red.
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