Electrifying gems are this season's "it" accessories, so add flash to your frock with a big, bold, eye-catching bauble.

We're loving not-so-classic pearls and cutting-edge crystals.

From left: Cultured freshwater-pearl tassel earrings, $450, Lagos. Gold-and-white pearl-nugget crystal bar bracelet, $350, Kenneth Jay Lane, 877-953-5264. Crystal bracelet, $259, Martine Wester.