Deconstructionist displays of jewelry are a personal obsession. There is nothing quite like seeing the most expensive treasures of the world stripped down, torn apart and mangled. This season’s NY Look provides all that and then some with their appealingly droll jewelry editorial Glitter Among the Grit. With Chanel necklaces masquerading as coffee puddles and Balenciaga chokers acting like bike chains, the story plays on our expectations. Though the pieces themselves are costume they are just as unrepentantly luxe as anything from Cartier and set against the grime of Manhattan streets they stand out even more. Beauty is always just a little bit more interesting when it is surrounded by the the soot and filth of real life.

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