After seasons of delicate gold jewelry and sweet little stacked rings, we’re ready to go bombastic and bold. And happily, big brooches are having a huge moment this fall as evidenced on international runways. They look great with the season’s delicate blouses, turtlenecks and capes. But big and beautiful isn’t just limited to this singular vintage trend. We’re ready to indulge in some serious self decorations, from statement chokers to sparkly ear cuffs and even sexy septum rings!


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Bug Out with a Brooch

The sky is the limit when it comes the brooches, but we are partial to vintage bug brooches. These can get expensive but look oh-so-great on a fall sweater or tweed jacket, or as a companion piece to the super du jour, Wes Anderson–flavored Margot Tenenbaum look. Luckily, you do not have to raid grandma’s heirloom jewel box or shell out thousands, thanks to the great equalizer Etsy. Insect Brooches here range from bewitching butterflies and beetles to lovely ladybugs, and are affordable enough that you can grab a few!


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Banging Bangles

Load up on beautiful bangles from Alex and Any, who make eco-conscious jewelry designed to make you shine from within. Who would have thought to pair all of these sort of ethnic looking bracelets with an all-American flannel? It’s a great, idiosyncratic look for fall!


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Statement Necklace

The statement necklace is another must-have ornamental bijoux – perfect for pairing with the delicate blouses and turtlenecks of the moment. Modcloth has a great selection, including this gorgeous Garden Statement Necklace. And check out the luxurious nature-inspired necklaces from Baublebar’s Olivia Palermo Collection, one of our favorite style muses.


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Wearable Technology

Big, bold statement rings always look style savvy. Ringly makes these gorgeous pieces with hand-cut precious or semi-precious gemstones and in matte gold or rhodium-toned plating. But wait, there’s more. Ringly is wearable technology that connects to your phone or tablet so your ring alerts you when someone is texting you, tweeting or emailing. Really? Really.


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Happy Headcase

L.A.-based is all about girly fun: dancing all night while drenched in Champagne, cute kittens and bright colors! Check out this gold headband, which works for a casual day look as much as it would for a holiday party in a cocktail dress.

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All Ears

Ear cuffs are still strong, as is the idea of wearing one single looker of an earring! We adore this sparkly Rhiannon Ear Crawler Set and these absolutely stunning, oversized Phoenix Wing Ear Cuffs. Or opt for some pretty, vintage-inspired clip-ons such as these feminine Rouge Bloom Clip Ons.


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The Dark Side

For the wild child, we present Macabre Gadgets, “inspired by the infernal aesthetics of the dark side,” and drawing from inspiration that ranges from the Middle Ages to postmodernism. Their highly conceptual pieces are made with pearls, precious and semi-precious stones, pressed coral and other gorgeous media and are always utterly unique. Their rings, featuring gothically romantic skulls, animals, stones and more, are absolutely majestic conversation starters.


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All summer long, we saw delicate little ’90s Grunge chokers, but for the cooler season, things are getting bolder and more ornate with large, glamorous neck wraps. Check out this ornate disc choker by Ettika. Daring beauties will adore this “dangerously” cool spike choker from Joomi Lim.


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Supersized Septum Ring

Also borrowed from Gen X but taking things to the next level is face jewelry, especially the supersized septum nose ring we’ve seen on Lady Gaga, Scarlett Johansson and Rihanna. Again, Etsy comes to the rescue with versions that you can simply clip on!

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