Best Bet: Peruvian Cutout Earrings

Wendy Mink's Lower East Side jewelry boutique has established itself as a source for funky, downtown-cool baubles that won't blow your budget. The geometric cutouts and hammered gold finish of these handmade gold-vermeil earrings make an easy complement to spring's array of chevron prints. And at 2.5 inches, the light-catching effect is striking without being over-the-top.

Wendy Mink Peruvian triangle cutout earrings, $100 at Bird or Wendy Mink.