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Bold Beads

Right now, the bigger the beads the better, Kathleen Fitzpatrick reports in Departures. "Sizzling up this summer's frocks are rocks that outweigh the rest of your jewelry wardrobe," Fitzpatrick proclaims. These oversized necklaces are worn with the little slip dresses that are all the rage this summer and other dresses and suits with low necklines.

In an 8-page feature, Departures shows big-bead necklaces in everything from rose quartz and aquamarine to tiger's eye and lapis. Specific jewelry featured includes a light and dark amethyst bead necklace by Fulco di Verdura, a blue tiger's eye bead necklace by Studio Karu and an iridescent honey opal nugget necklace by Christopher Walling.

- by Julia M. Duncan