When it comes to jewelry, you err on the side of caution. (Same with Facebook, metrosexuals, and cheap facials, for that matter.) But your hesitance often leaves you empty-handed. Fear not with Ali Grace. The SMU freshman (yes, really) crafts an affordable line of simple but stylish baubles that won’t land you in the danger zone. The SoCal native started the operation at 14, selling her designs to friends and family. Now her label includes a wide range of styles from long chain necklaces to stackable, beaded bracelets. She credits nature as inspiration (someone’s homesick for the ocean), which translates to silver and 14-karat gold with loads of earthy materials like ebony, coral, suede, bone, Brazilian wood, smoky quartz, and mother-of-pearl. Consider them a gift of Grace. Available at V.O.D., 2418 Victory Park Lane (214-754-0644 or vodboutique.com). To see styles, go to aligracejewelry.com.