Designer Candace Ryu creates whimsical, romantic and flirtatious pieces that are also subtly sexy — they work just as well with a sweater set at the office as they do with a plunging LBD for a night out. A Rhode Island School of Design-educated graphic designer, she turned to jewelry full-time when strangers started complimenting her designs — and it’s easy to see why. Using pretty colors and unexpected shapes, she creates lovely pieces that you won’t want to take off. Some of our faves: the asymmetrical Cara necklace, flirty floral Sheena earrings and elegant pearl Calantha necklace. Shop items like these “Cortnee” earrings, $192 with discount, by clicking here.