Style, luxury, innovation and European engineering. That may sound like the tagline for a high-end automobile, but it is actually the description for the new Italian Gardens line of 18k gold jewelry by Henderson Collection. Thanks to engineering, the openwork Italian Gardens designs are strong enough to keep from crushing, yet light enough to provide high-end 18k gold jewelry within a reasonable price point.
Italian Gardens earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings are on-trend for Spring 2013 with bold looks and floral motifs. Rose and daisy designs are set upon cage-like 18k gold links. Within each is a cross-beam substructure that, while invisible to the eye, gives the pieces strength and keeps the gold weight down. According to the Henderson Collection, due to this innovative design, Italian Gardens jewels retail for about a quarter of the cost of similar, heavier looks made with conventional casting methods.