6 Women Who Have Mastered the Art of Accessorizing
As the director of talent development for the Miss Universe Organization, Esther Swan, 50, travels the world, picking up trinkets along the way. "When I walk into a store, I head straight to the jewelry counter," she says. Most of what she wears comes from thrift shops and bazaars. The common denominator: "Things with a sculptural quality, done in unusual shapes." That's why Swan gravitated toward these geometric gold pieces, such as a wristful of hammered bangles a triple-link necklace, and a cuff with graphic cutouts.
Bangles, AMI Clubwear, $15 for set of five; Sharelli, $250 for set of three. Necklace, Stella & Dot, $89. Cuff, Fantasy Jewelry Box, $48. Link bracelet, Sequin, $48. Flower ring, Monet, $48. Tiger ring, Kenneth Jay Lane for QVC, $45. Dress, Max Mara.