With a dreary winter still in our midst, it seems the only solution to brighten the mood is to add a little sartorial pomp and circumstance. While we may not be privy to the Crown Jewels à la Kate Middleton, that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in the occasional opulence. Sapphires, ruby rings, and diamond-encrusted brooches add a regal air to this season’s sumptuous velvets, laces, and silks, creating a timeless look that’s truly fit for a queen.
Necklace and earrings, available at Razny Jewelers in Highland Park, 847-432-5300
Fleur de Lis earrings, available at Oui, Madame! in Winnetka, 847-441-0182
Bejweled clutch, available at Oui, Madame!
Necklace, available at C.D. Peacock Fine Jewelry at Old Orchard, 847-679-1837
Tiara by Kwait, available at C.D. Peacock Fine Jewelry
“Heyman” cluster necklace, available at A.Marek Fine Jewelry in Oak Brook, 630-954-2662
Rings, both available at A.Marek Fine Jewelry
Floral lace sheath dress by Valentino, available at Neiman Marcus 847-564-0300
Floral cuff by Kwait, available at C.D. Peacock Fine Jewelry
Bracelet, available at Razny Jewelers