Balmain Spring Runway 2017. PHOTO COURTESY OF REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

Military looks marched down the spring 2017 international runway in high style army khakis and greens. When these inspirations translate into jewelry, they are anything but utilitarian.  Dog tags get a makeover with symbolic references, black diamonds and rough-hewn textures, while all other classifications get a hint of green and brown gems and a salute to tactile interest.

 

Victor Velyan 24K gold and silver dog tags with green and brown patina and various symbolism including “Hand of God,” “Creation of Adam,” dagger and cross, $3,300-$3,520, victorvelyan.com

K. Brunini body armor cuffs in sterling silver with camouflage patina and French green beryl center stones ranging from 18.99 to 32.35 carats, surrounded by gray diamonds, $13,850-$18,4750, kbrunini.com

Karen Karch blackened silver and 10K yellow gold medium and large dog tag necklace, $1,600, karenkarch.com

 

This article originally appeared in the January 2017 edition of INSTORE.



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