Lots of designers are inspired by antique and vintage finds, but Elizabeth Cole Jewelry takes things a step further. The collection, designed by Stephanie Owen, is full of whimsical, blinged-out pieces that draw on the decorative traditions of the Middle Ages and ancient Greece and Rome: Griffins, eagles, rams’ heads, and Gordian knots all make appearances in her pieces. The bright, earthy yellow color of the gold she uses is incredibly distinct, and the intricately designed costume jewelry can worn alone or layered and looped with fine jewelry. Gold-plated, 24kt. Adjustable Length 16" to 18" Closure, Lobster claw.