Jewelry from another age — the appeal of Jennifer Behr

by jadams

Deep Thoughts

The accessory can make the outfit. That’s what they say. And, if it’s true, Jennifer Behr is a transporting artist.

The Marlene Earring — now on Vices Reserve with member pricing for Mother’s Day

She has long been fascinated with the power of a headpiece––from ancient Egypt to the kings and queens of Europehe studied sculpture and art history, before working in a tiny millinery shop and eventually designing the hair accessory collection for hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai in 2001.

When Fekkai discontinued his hair accessory line, Jennifer’s buyer at Bergdorf Goodman encouraged her to start her own collection, promising to buy it sight unseen. 

She hand-crafts her pieces today in New York City, delicately placing Swarovski crystals one-by-one and using silk flower petals, curled via a pair of tweezers. Jennifer Behr’s famous headpieces are showstoppers, created using heirloom-quality touches and a range of materials.  You’ll find headbands with turban designs made of soft, printed silks. There are mermaid-inspired tiaras, with golden shells.

Brie Larson donned one of her double combs at the Oscars, with shining crystals catching the light.

She’s also a jewelry designer, paying that same, intense level of concentration and personal craftsmanship to every piece.  

Jennifer’s collection has since expanded into a full-blown accessories line. Her earrings, in addition to her headpieces have made her a favorite of stylists and celebrities including Amy Adams, Jessica Biel, Helena Christensen, Alexa Chung, Lauren Conrad, and Lady Gaga. 

Now on Vices Reserve, we have a lineup of Behr’s most popular earrings at member prices. We wanted to take this moment to introduce you to her historic designs in here on the blog. Specifically the earrings we are featuring are:

The Aster Earring

— a cascading, delicate bouquet of Swarovski crystal buds. A statement piece with any outfit.

The sweet Marlene Earring

–a chain of hand-painted daisies. Big and bold, they are surprisingly lightweight. This is a pair you’ll reach for constantly.

The Collette Earring

— a key piece for adding that pop of rich, precious metal to any outfit, with a duo of golden blooms.

The Tallulah

— a hand-carved mother of pearl stud that shimmers delicately when you turn your head. It’s classic, yet fresh.

Head to to shop for the distinct jewelry loving Mom in your life.

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