Behind the Designs

The Crochet Collection

In order to create this elaborate, elegant necklace and bracelet, DeBell says she needed to map out the elevation, using color in her sketches, seen here, as sort of a topographical scale. Most important was that the pieces had height and movement. "When I first proposed this collection to the Kwiats, they loved it," she says. "But they were surprised when they saw that the actual piece wasn't flat. It has elevation."

Notes Greg Kwiat, pieces like this and others can be used to elevate your everyday jewelry collection, not just your wedding day collection. "Diamond fashion jewelry is becoming more popular now," he says.