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.