Best Bet: Pieced Together


Among the onslaught of rose-shaped and diamond-studded trinkets being hyped in time for Valentine’s Day, Melanie Favreau’s new First Crush collection stands out. Despite the suggestive name, you won’t find any overplayed broken-heart charms; instead, the line features a trio of handmade sterling silver necklaces. Our favorite of the bunch resembles a row of jagged rocks or pieced-together shards of glass, strung on the 26-inch silver chain. Unlike other love-themed baubles this month, it’s one eye-catching piece that doesn’t resort to red-and-pink bling.

First Crush Necklace No. 2 by Melanie Favreau, $75 at