More statement, less bulk.
That’s what jewelry designer and HSN celebrity R.J. Graziano advocates for accessorizing. “Everything should be very fluid. No one wants heavy jewelry at all,” Graziano told WWD.
He was at the “cookies and cocoa” holiday preview at the Marchon Eyewear penthouse showroom in Manhattan on Wednesday, organized by the Accessories Council.
Among the 36 brands on display, Graziano highlighted pieces from his HSN collection — light tassel necklaces, crystal spike earrings and necklaces, starburst drop earrings, and Seventies-inspired liquid-y metal mesh necklaces.
A look from R.J. Graziano’s collection for HSN.
According to executives and designer members of the Accessories Council, for holiday jewelry, it’s all about personalization; big, bold but lightweight pieces; affordability, and tie-ins to charities, health and social causes.
“Giving back and a sense of social responsibility is really what we are seeing this season at many of the brands,” said Karen Giberson, president of the Accessories Council. “There is very little here that doesn’t have some emotional pull.”
Guiding a guest through the holiday presentation, Giberson singled out the Pluma brand and its “Caroline” necklaces which are part of the “Inégal” capsule collection by supermodel Martha Hunt to support The Scoliosis Research Society and Curvy Girls Foundation. The special edition