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Texas designer with TCU ties unveils new jewelry line that's all about simplicity

Texas designer with TCU ties unveils new 'Simplicity' jewelry line

Christina Greene Simplicity line
Christina Greene's newest line debuts in February.  Photo by Paige Beitler Photography

Though she's jet set across the globe, Texas-based jewelry designer Christina Greene McAllen’s heart is firmly set in the Southwest, as evidenced by her glittering gold creations anchored by turquoise.

Now, the talented TCU alumna is unveiling a new Christina Greene line, dubbed Simplicity, which a release boasts as “warm gold tones and genuine semi-precious stones." The Simplicity line launches February 10.

Savvy shoppers can expect 16 turquoise and 18k-gold-plated pieces, from delicate, feminine necklaces and dainty bracelets to eye-catching earrings. Prices range from $75 to $285.

Standouts include the Studded Hoop Earrings ($125) or for some flair, the Turquoise Hoop Earrings ($225). Another casual centerpiece is the Turquoise Dainty Pendant Necklace ($85).

“What I love about this new line is that you can almost wear all of the pieces simultaneously — it’s incredibly layerable,” said Greene McAllen in a statement. “There’s been a shift toward more delicate pieces recently, and I loved getting to mix up the scale of my work while still showcasing the classic Christina Greene look.”

Before calling Houston home, Greene McAllen attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and Parsons School of Design in New York. Inspired by her world travels, she pulled $7,000 of her personal savings in 2011 and launched her eponymous line.

Since then, Greene McAllen has launched numerous collections, and her lines are sold in 75 stores worldwide. Each piece is designed in the company’s Houston studio and crafted by artisans in Jaipur, India.