It’s no secret that we at L&C love a good accessory (check out our Instagram for proof), especially if it’s a piece that’s unique. Which is why right now, I am loving the Windy City’s own Sparkle and Sophistication. With simple pieces like delicate charms and pave bracelets, to fun statement necklaces in spring colors (my personal favorites) this emerging new line is one to keep an eye on…
Sparkle and Sophistication is run by Nusrat Siddiqui, corporate worker bee by day and creative jeweler by night, and has already been sported by other Chicago bloggers including Love Zahra (above). The brand is shooting their spring look book this coming weekend (so look out for social media sneak peeks of that) but until the new pieces come out, you can still pick up great classics on their newly re-launched website.
Siddiqui’s goal for every one of her pieces is to provide “sparkle with an edge” and “bring a simple yet provocative spin on jewelry crafting.” Siddiqui uses everything from gemstones to leather tassels to chain links to create original pieces that pass her test of “bringing out the edginess in the pieces, creating a perfect juxtaposition between naughty and nice.” This is evident in her newest addition, the “Draped in Diamonds” bracelet (above) and in my favorite, the “Empress Necklace” (below).
This necklace was described as being appropriate for every occasion from a royal banquet to the local Starbucks, and while I haven’t gotten any ball invitations lately, it definitely is a versatile piece. I wore it to dinner with friends last weekend and to work yesterday, and go just as many compliments on both occasions. I’m not usually a pink person, but since blush should be all the rage this spring, I think this piece will be a perfect addition to my jewelry box.
And Siddiqui can make the necklace just for you, with customization options like gemstones of pink, blue, clear, or gray hanging from a silver or gold chain.
Note: The Empress Necklace was gifted by S&S for this piece, but all opinions about this brand are my own.