Crystal
Mon 10.21
Insect Invasion

Insect Invasion: The Beetles are Coming

And the butterflies and the spiders…I don’t know if it’s a certain creepy-crawly holiday coming up or Damien Hirst’s buggy Prada bags, but my mind’s been stuck on insect-inspired fashion lately, ranging from the pretty to the eight-legged variety and beyond.

Mon 10.14
Trend Alert

Trend Alert: Headpieces

Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings – these are our daily jewels. When you’re craving a change, a decadent headpiece is the way to go. I’ve saved the best for first – London-based jewelry designer Sabine G.’s silver-plated gold headpiece. It’s part of the Relic collection, an assembly of pieces inspired by the engravings on a 12th century medieval box.

Fri 09.27
Halloween Jewelry

Halloween Jewelry: Trick or Treat

Halloween and costumes go hand-in-hand, but that doesn’t mean your jewelry has to follow suit. Have fun with the holiday’s themes – just do it with pieces that you can also wear outside the month of October! Orange and black, skulls (of the McQueen variety), and creepy crawlies are all on the table. Which will you be sporting for the witching hour?

Mon 09.16
Lanvin Fall 2013 Accessories

Lanvin Fall 2013 Accessories: Sending Out the Message

Subtlety? What’s that? For Fall 2013, Lanvin is making the message clear – and that message is go big or go home. Accessories emblazoned with single words like “cool,” “love,” and “help” are the kind of pieces you’d expect to see Rihanna wear with aplomb. They sound a little kitschy, yet in pewter and faux pearls, Alber Elbaz makes them as sophisticated as can be.

Wed 09.11
Paire Jewelry

Paire Jewelry: Runway to Real Life

I’ve found your next obsession – Paire! The new site sells runway pieces that you can’t find anywhere else, and what better to wear as you’re watching the latest hit the NYFW runways than runway jewelry? I just had to bring a few pieces to NYC. First up was Rodarte’s snake collar ($595) – it’s exclusive to Paire and somehow also on sale.

Tue 09.10
Lyralovestar Golden Collection

Lyralovestar Golden Collection: Star Light, Star Bright

High impact jewels with a low impact on your wallet – what’s not to love? With Lyralovestar’s pieces, you could wear something as simple as a white tee or LBD and still make a splashy statement. The brand was started up by celebrity stylist Crystal Streets who dresses the likes of Rihanna and Mariah Carey.

Wed 08.28
Top 5 Hinged Rings

Top 5 Hinged Rings: Making Moves

A simple cocktail ring is no longer enough to start up a conversation. But a full-finger ring? Well, that’s something no one can miss. The trouble is that not all of these are articulated, limiting your basic movement and turning day-to-day tasks into serious challenges. Enter hinged rings!

Wed 08.14
Fabric Wrapped Jewelry

Fabric Wrapped Jewelry: Woven Wonders

As summer cools down we start to bundle up, and our jewels are no different! Woven cotton adds a boho feel to even the most elegant pieces, relaxing them to optimal wearability without losing any of the chic style. Which artisanal jewel will you be wrapping yourself in this fall?

Tue 08.13
Lanvin Mismatched Earrings

Lanvin Mismatched Earrings: Splurge or Save?

Seeing costume jewelry priced at nearly $2,000 definitely makes you take a pause, but let’s examine the facts. First of all, it’s Lanvin, so the cost will be high. Yet with the variety of colored stones mismatched on each side, these are versatile pieces that are bound to match at least one hue in your ensemble.