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Dainty strands are well and good, but that's not all we want our jewelry boxes to contain.

That's why we love Elizabeth Knight, the tasteful-meets-tomboy jewelry line from Brooklyn metalsmith Elizabeth Thompson. Named after her grandmother, Thompson's line brings her childhood fantasies to life with whimsical pendants and enchanted-forest-inspired materials--all of which possess a touch of the macabre.

This under-the-radar jeweler is quickly becoming the bauble designer du jour for trinkets that blend ladylike details with natural elements, including delicate sterling-silver frog "hands" clasping freshwater pearls and beautiful stingray-tail pendants.

Thompson's lust-worthy new Armor collection channels ancient-Egyptian elegance with gold-plated discs, black-diamond cuffs and edgy shield earrings. We're dreaming about the etched metal rectangle bangle ($120), the striking hammered stud necklace ($265) and the artful antique layer rings ($200 for a set of three).

These elemental pieces may be the perfect complement to our Cleopatra Halloween costume, but you can bet your bag of candy corn we'll be wearing them all year long.

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