Italian designer Myriam Bottazzi (or Myriam B. as she is known) combines "objects and common natural materials" to create distinctive works of wearable art. Bottazzi's necklaces are designed to live on their own, like sculptures, or serve as a compliment to an outfit. Her jewelry has been included in the fashion shows of well known fashion firms in Italy and featured in Vogue. I love these big, bold pieces that will make heads turn no matter where they are worn. I learned about Myriam B. on the 18kt blog.