I’ve always liked conversation-piece jewelry. My feeling is you can get a lot more mileage out of one really striking piece than decking yourself out with hundreds of dollars worth of average stuff. So it figures that I’m already seeking out excuses to buy myself some of the inspired baubles from JacQueline Sanchez.

The artist’s incredibly original Forever Young series features striking rings, bracelets, necklaces, cufflinks and rings made of–of all things–Legos. They’re sandblasted and smoothed, embellished with real diamonds then placed into funky photo-etched sterling settings

The baubles serve both my inner kid and my inner fashionista, two of my favorite personalities. The only drawback: Wear it out and you’ll have to respond to, “Oh my God, WHERE did you get that?’ every four minutes or so.

Come to think of it, that’s not a drawback at all.