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Steve Madden is showing us some cuff love with gunmetal, chain link and rhinestones (left), and pink and delicate gold chain braiding (right). Photos courtesy Steve Madden

Steve Madden is expanding its accessories empire -- and no, not via a Diana Ross sneaker collaboration -- with jewelry.

The New York-based company announced that it has entered into a licensing deal with Lucas Design International, who will create and market a women's jewelry line for the shoe giant.

From our exclusive sneak preview of the collection's hottest arm candy, we can tell you the vibe is a bit glam rock meets girl-about-town, with cuffs and bracelets featuring chain detail, leather and some serious bling, courtesy of crystal embellishments. (Prices for the above range from $39.99 to $69.99.)

And it doesn't stop there, the line also includes a full range of rings and necklaces intended to reflect the aesthetic of the Steve Madden shoe line, a spokesperson told StyleList.

The jewelry collection is slated to hit Steven Madden stores,, department stores and specialty retailers for fall, but you can get a jump on the jewels by pre-ordering on the Website, starting on Feb. 8. (That's one week from today, but who's counting?)

Steve Madden's CEO Edward Rosenfeld was all business, saying in a statement, "We look forward to working with the Lucas Design team to offer a jewelry collection that will reflect the Steve Madden design image.

"We believe that fashion jewelry represents a great complement to the portfolio of categories that carry the Steve Madden name and that Lucas Design's expertise in the fashion jewelry business makes them an excellent partner for this endeavor."

Lucas Design is plenty pleased with the deal as well. The company, who already has licenses for Disney, Warner Brothers and hip Los Angeles boutique, Kitson, thinks these days, accessories are the way to go.

"In today's challenging economy, very few products help a woman differentiate herself more than her accessories, particularly her shoes and jewelry," Daniel Landver, CEO of the company explained,

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