Architectural and refined, the first collection by jewelry designer John Humphries, son of Mignon Faget, features creations made of sterling silver ball chain. The necklaces and bracelets feature functional, inventive magnetic clasps. The earrings frame the face perfectly. Pieces from the collection include the single-layer collar necklace, $600; shake earrings, $175; and layered bracelet, $500. All are available at Mignon Faget (3801 Magazine St., 891-2005; The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 524-2973; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-2244; www.mignonfaget.com).
These hand-fabricated, lightweight stainless steel handbags by designer Wendy Stevens are sleek and sculptural. The "Lampadina" bag, a creative mix of red leather and etched stainless steel, is $450. The shoulder bag, made with perforated stainless steel, leather gussets and a removable black leather shoulder strap, is $490. Both are from Saint Germain (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 522-1720).