Hail Terri

Retro is chic. Old is new. Too bad your attempts at putting this into practice (rifling Great Aunt Bessie’s hope chest) have left you wanting (two dozen girdles, anyone?).

The search stops with jewelry designer Terri Gasway’s line Angi N., inspired by an inherited collection of broken pearl rosaries. (Prayers, unanswered and otherwise, have never looked so darn pretty.)

Gasway mixes mended pieces with new material and creates sinfully delicate necklaces. Vintage crosses are restrung on leather; precious metal medallions and pendants are clustered on gold and silver chain link strands.

The bold yet tasteful stuff will have high priests of fashion singing your praises.

Talk about preaching to the choir.

Available at Lisa Brown Atlanta, 6301 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs (404-255-4949); Merci Beaucoup Boutique, 9700 Medlock Bridge Road, ste. 162, Duluth (770-418-9700); online at anginjewelry.com.