Trend Report: Lucite Jewelry

Calling all trend-setters: Looking for a fabulous way to dress up a casual outfit for a night on the town? (Yes, please.) 

Take your day look to evening in just seconds by adding the latest accessory to your wardrobe — Lucite jewelry.  This fun and fashionable chunky jewelry is hitting the streets, and it may not be what you would expect. The Lucite material is found in the strangest of places and is better known as Plexiglas or Perspex.  And because it’s a strong material and has wide range of color, it attracts the best of designers and comes in various crystal-like designs. 

For only $20, you can try this pretty peach and gold Lucite Statement Necklace from You are guaranteed to be a show-stopper in this coral number, made with luminous Lucite teardrops. The gold chain adds a hint of glam and the bib length is sure to flatter anyone. 

Looking to make an investment? NYC jewelry designer Alexis Bittar has an entire array of luxe Lucite jewelry including necklaces, rings and bracelets.  His collection is hand-sculpted and hand-painted, combining color, texture and form all in one. This small Montauk Turquoise Drop Pendant will dress up any outfit, while adding a touch of chic and glamour to your next evening out. 

Don’t save the drama for your mama! If you want a mature piece of jewelry that will make your summer internship outfits pop, try Bloomingdale’s Aqua Beaded and Lucite Necklace ($60). With faux pearl and fabulous beads galore, you can’t go wrong with this bold statement piece.


By Hope Holland


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