May Flowers

By Carol Tisch Photography by Matt McCourtney May 1, 2009

Primavera Just in time for spring, this new shop sprouted on Main Street, with mind-boggling bargains on German-made costume jewelry that’s enameled, painted and sure to grow on you. Vine & Flower necklace with matching earrings, $52.50. Christiana, 1464 Main St., Sarasota (941) 365-2762.

Botanical Society

Designer Alexis Bittar must be sprinkling Miracle-Gro on his Lucite flower brooches. Beauties like this fist-sized Begonia ($495) have cropped up on everyone from Mrs. O to Carrie Bradshaw. Saks Fifth Avenue, 100 Southgate Plaza, Sarasota (941) 364-5381.

Drama Queens

Armed with an attitude, celeb jewelry designers Karen Erickson and Vicki Beamon created a bold yet perky limited-edition collection for Target on sale until June 26. Playful rose earrings ($19.99) and charm necklaces ($49.99) are going fast.

Secret Garden

You may not have the same access as BCBG and Donna Karan to the Milanese studio of Maria Grazia Musi, but her handmade bijoux of fine silk, beads and crystals (necklace, $95) are now at i-tessori, 8215 Natures Way, Suite 113 San Marco Plaza, Lakewood Ranch (941) 907-9296.

Déjà New?

Vintage brooches are the hip new stars in Envie’s stunning one-of-a-kind statement necklace: Here a vintage carved bone daisy pin is refreshed with a contemporary cluster drop of chalcedony pink tears ($274). Envie, 1411 First St., Sarasota (941) 366-7027.

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