We first became aware of French jewelry designer Annelise Michelson during our search for the perfect ear cuff
, but it was her necklaces that really bowled us over.
This bright, young talent's handcrafted collars are seriously special. Incorporating a variety of embroidered leathers on chains, laces, and sparkly beads, these pieces may be a bit pricey but if you're going to splurge on something you'll feel cool about passing on to your grandkids, this will do nicely. Plus, all Michelson's pieces use 100% French materials.
In honor of Bastille Day, we think it's only natural to go ahead and splurge on a new bauble from France's finest new jeweler — whether you have Parisian roots or not.