The Inuits believe that we are all connected to each other and our environment. While this philosophy, in its most literal sense, probably leaves city folk feeling a bit claustrophobic in our shoebox spaces, designer Jean Balke took it as inspiration when she created her jewelry line, Nallik
. The name is an Inuit word meaning "protection and nurturing in a loving way." Going by this definition, Nallik uses semiprecious, natural stones and found objects, creating designs that are both unique and earth-friendly. The reasonable price points are an added bonus, making these lustrous necklaces a definite score. The sparkly natural stones hung on contrasting metal chains are sure to attract attention and make people lean in for a closer look, personal space be damned. Click through the slideshow of Nallik's fall lookbook that'll make you welcome the up-close attention.