Brooklyn Designs is a new discovery for me, but being a screen junkie, I can officially say that I am obsessed. If you’ve ever watched a TV show and coveted a piece of jewelry worn by one of its stars, or generally channelled your inner Olivia Pope/New Girl/Snow White on a daily basis, then you may want to check out the Vancouver-based maker of pretty, shiny, jangly things.
Brooklyn Designs is regularly featured on television programs like The Vampire Diaries, Scandal, The Crazy Ones, The Doctors, Hart of Dixie, The Bachelorette, and Once Upon A Time to name just a few. Having been founded by Surrey, B.C. native Brooke Mosher in 2003, the brand has steadily grown as a coveted label and been embraced by television wardrobe departments. You can see some stars donning Brooklyn Designs’ jewels over on the webpage, which evidences the versatility of the handcrafted pieces.
Mosher’s SS14 collection is likely be just as successful, combining earrings with dewdrop inspired gems, which hang delicately like slowly rolling raindrops. The colour palette for this season includes cool neutrals like grey, aqua, milky white and seafoam green that reflect the waters of the west coast.
Everything is crafted in labradorite, grey agate, aqua chalcedony and rainbow moonstone gemstones, as well as sterling silver and 14kt gold-filled components (ranging from $40 to $200). Nothing is too fussy or chintzy, which I think makes Brooklyn Designs the kind of jewelry brand for those who don’t wear jewelry. As Mosher says, “The simplicity of the piece makes it a great staple but it is also a symbol to remind yourself to love the skin you’re in.”
Maybe it’s that lack of camera distraction that has made the label so popular onscreen, but I can tell you, I will seriously have my eyes on Sarah Michelle Gellar’s earlobes from now on.
Images via brooklyndesigns.ca