Monday, May 12, 2008

Hi Ho Silver

With gold prices continuing to rise and the dollar continuing its decline, it should probably come as little surprise that many high end jewelery designers are adding silver lines to their collections. Joining the likes of Judith Ripka Two and David Yurman are Ippolita, Leslie Greene and Jude Frances.

While there's nary a gemstone or diamond in sight (ed note: we'd heart some silver gemmed bangles si vous plait), Ippolita's extensive array of bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings are aspirational and accessible. Prices range from $170 - 1,800 at

Our personal fave, Jude Frances, introduced a silver line back in 2006, and its got all the benchmarks of her premium line. Check it out at Michael C. Fina

Finally, Leslie Greene, jeweler to the stars (and our dreams) added silver to her line up this year making her vintage-inspired designs all the more close at hand.