Nothing screams summer on the Greek Isles louder than gold and turquoise jewels (except for me, when I scream, “gold and turquoise jewels!”). Even if you won’t be retreating to Mykonos over the next few months, and will only be lounging by the backyard pool, you can still look like you’re sunning on a yacht in the French Riviera.
When Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection went up for auction at Christie’s in late 2011, Bulgari bought up $20 million worth of their creations. Smart move – the value of pieces rapidly appreciated in the actress’ keeping. This summer they will exhibit several of these special gems in honor of the 50th anniversary of Taylor’s film … Continue reading Elizabeth Taylor’s Bulgari Jewels: Cleopatra’s Collection
I started out looking for jewels made with woven cords – the casual kind you can wear tons of on your wrist when you’re feeling a little boho. But I quickly learned the ropes about rope jewels, and I’ll tell you what – they’re better in gold (isn’t everything?). So most of these weren’t really … Continue reading Best Rope Jewels: Tied Down
Adia Kibur Antique Pendant Necklace On Shopbop for $30.
I have always believed that a woman’s spirit stays with her cherished jewels forever. Don’t ask me how I know this, but an incident with antique jewelry and a few possessed spirits in London convinced me it’s true. My lifelong obsession with jewelry was encouraged by my grandmother. She survived several wars by selling off … Continue reading The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor: The Jewels Behind the Legend
I love an accessory that does all the work for you. A necklace like Sachin and Babi‘s “Venezia” has your outfit covered simply because it becomes the outfit. Pack on the ethnic flair and wow the senses with this lengthy chain of mixed textures, shapes, stones and materials: frayed chiffon knots, bugle beads, woven leather, … Continue reading Sachin + Babi "Venezia" Necklace: Something to Remember You By
First Tory Burch captured our feet – now she’s taken hold of our wrists. In honor of all you birthday snobs this month, this ram’s head cuff is a piece that’s strong-willed and spirited enough to bring out the Aries in all of us. Clear Lucite and antique brass, with 16-karat gold plating, makes for … Continue reading Tory Burch Ram Head Cuff: Strength and Beauty