Emerging jewelry brand Jean Riley’s 1987 collection offers whimsical pieces to wear for any occasion


Australian fashion brands have a way of becoming cult favorites among the style set. From go-to fashion label With Jean to Gigi Hadid-endorsed Holiday the Label, brands Down Under clearly know what they’re doing — and they always seem to be on the cutting edge of pieces that are not only on-trend but timeless too. Such is the case with emerging jewelry brand Jean Rileywhich is fast becoming a household name.

Jean Riley creates classic, nostalgic jewelry inspired by its namesake, Mrs. Gloria Jean Riley, the grandmother of founder Joel Riley. The brand injects the spirit of its muse into every piece it makes, using recycled and handmade materials to embody classic and nostalgic designs that also carry a subtle statement. As a result, the Australian label has already become a popular choice among it girls like Rainey Qualley, Addison Rae and Devon Lee Carlson as well as stylist Mimi Cuttrell.

This understated, glamorous aesthetic is further showcased in Jean Riley’s latest collection, 1987. The romantic capsule – reminiscent of ’90s boutique jewelry in its hand-sculpted florals and other textured styles – embraces tops and the lows of life. According to the collection’s homepage, 1987 showcases this concept with the delicate floral details inspired by Riley’s grandmother’s garden. Jean Riley’s newest additions feature gemstones like amethyst, blue topaz and garnet juxtaposed with hammered gold – representing the “bent but not broken paths” that have passed.

Those of you who want to familiarize yourself with the brand and build your growing channel collection should get an easy option like the Leoj chain, which is available for $229. Wear it with the $269 Benjul Channel for an eye-catching layering piece. Of course, if you’re looking to wear something on your wrist, Jean Riley has the answer: the $249 Wrist chain 1987.

Looking at the collection you will find many handcrafted pieces like the $249 Annafrida bangle or the $249 Benjul Amethyst Droplet Earrings, unique yet versatile pieces for everyday occasions. But when you’re looking for something to dress up your ensembles, try the $219 Drop Ship Fish Earrings — and while you’re at it, complete the look with the Maurice ring$249.

Although most of the pieces in the 1987 collection feature quirks and whimsical details, Jean Riley knows there will also be opportunities for an elegant and sophisticated look. In this case, you can wear the $169 1987 Hoops or the $160 O’Rie Droplet Hoop Earringsadorned with baroque pearls.

If you’re ready to build your jewelry collection with these romantic balls, scroll down to shop Jean Riley’s 1987 collection below.

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