My Precious! Our Eyes Are Drawn To Nallik’s Sparkly Stones

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.

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