Frame Focus: Make a Spectacle

These luxury frames will get your customers noticed

September signals a shift from summer casual to more refined looks for the fall/winter seasons, and — with the holidays on the horizon — a time to talk up the idea of statement eyewear as a gift. Whether for oneself or a beloved, help your customers take things up a fashion notch with these distinctive designs. Luxury aesthetics meet consummate craftsmanship in high-quality materials with detailed decoration, specialist etching, engraving or gemstones. Like a piece of sophisticated jewelry or a fine watch, each of these frames has a story to tell. It’s just waiting for the right pair of eyes to help tell it. — CLODAGH NORTON


This article originally appeared in the September 2015 edition of INVISION.

Oxford eyeglass frames from Leisure Society


A metal variation of the classic P3 shape, the Oxford features highly intricate and multi-dimensional etching applied to the titanium and rim wire, accentuated with enamel insets. In 100 percent pure titanium plated in 12K or 24K gold combined with Japanese cotton-based acetate temple tips and hidden spring hinges.

(949) 645-8783 |

From $815

DY 114 Albion eyeglass frames from David Yurman


Whether for a gift or an investment piece, model DY 114 Albion pairs everyday wearability with a bold fashion statement via its a super chic pavé decoration of 66 diamonds.

(866) 534-2243 |


Tropez eyeglass frames from DSquared2


A winning expression of femininity and elegance, cat’s-eye model Tropez (DQ5161) is adorned with colored Swarovski crystals formed into stunning flowers, set between the acetate browline and sleek metal lower part of the frame front.

(800) 537-9265 |


Charming Diva eyeglass frames from Silhouette


Fluid beauty and uncompromising comfort are highlights of the new Charming Diva, an extension of the Crystal Diva. The serpentine profile is highlighted with an interplay of satin-finished and shiny surfaces in yellow gold, rhodium and bi-colored gold.

(800) 223-0180 |

Price on request

Zoe eyeglass frames from Sama Eyewear


Hollywood agent-turned-jewelry designer Loree Rodkin has teamed with Sheila Vance for an eyewear couture collection including model Zoe, a luxe-meets-fun design that blends handcrafted Japanese acetate with platinum-plated accent pieces.

(323) 822-3955 |


Champagne series frames from Caviar


Perfect for special occasions, the Champagne series bubbles with luxury. Model 5615, in gold with clear crystal stones, is a show-stopping piece of eyewear jewelry with its intricate design and sparkling inlays.

(800) 327-5185 |


President eyewear frames from Oliver Goldsmith


A thick unisex “quadra” frame, model President is part of the Photograph collection. Reworked from a 1970s design, this robust Italian acetate frame comes in sumptuous classic colors of dark Havana, shiny dark brown, black on crystal and brown on gray crystal.

(450) 979-0542 |