Another important 2010 discovery: the designer Kimberly McDonald. Jane Krakowski wore these unusual diamond and geode earrings to the Golden Globes and I took note (and not just because people say I look a lot like the 30 Rock actress!). Kimberly's specialty—slicing up precious stones to expose their glistening, other-worldly depths—is admirably intrepid when the jewelry I tend to cover falls into the "classic" category (think diamond studs and pearl necklaces). Turns out, Kimberly's jewels come in a rainbow of colors, including softer pastel shades, so I'm determined to make them work for bridal. Just you wait.
Photo: Courtesy of Kimberly McDonald