A road trip along the California coast inspired the line's organic, rough-hewn shapes and textures, reminiscent of sand-smoothed stones and shaded swimming holes. Forged predominantly in solid gold and sterling, the 26-strong collection also includes a smattering of stylish pieces in honey-hued 14-karat gold vermeil: the delicate Tumbleweed bracelet, for example, perfectly captures the line's rough-meets-refined aesthetic. Other pieces are bolder, fashioned in sun-bright yellow or rose gold and feature raw, dappled stones that ignite flashes of color and shine. And much like their urban-earthy leather jackets and relaxed blouses, the Mike & Chris jewelry collection has a well-worn, old-friend appeal—albeit a luxurious one.
The Tumbleweed bracelet by Mike & Chris, $350, will be available in February at Planet Blue, 800 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA; 310-394-0135.
Mike & Chris get earth-friendly with their new jewelry collection.