Crystal
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.

Fri 07.12
Jenny Packham Bridal Collection

Jenny Packham Bridal Collection: Always the Bride…

…even when you’re not! That’s right – I’m not going to let the fact that I’m already married stop me from commandeering these looks. I’ve been excited about the jewels since I saw them at Jenny Packham’s runway show. I love that the Swarovskis are set like diamonds – it elevates the look without elevating the price…

Wed 06.26
Plukka Arrowhead Cuff

Plukka Arrowhead Cuff: Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery

As a Vita Fede superfan, Plukka’s Arrowhead cuff immediately caught my eye – and not necessarily in a good way. The white sapphire and black spinel-accented bracelet bears a striking resemblance to Cynthia Sakai’s popular crystal Titan (on Intermix for $375), especially the super sparkly ones from the fall 2013 collection…

Mon 06.24
Crystals Clusters

Crystals Clusters: More is Never Enough

One crystal is nice, but ten is better! Go big or go home, right? These kaleidoscopes of color are summer fun that will liven up any old outfit. They look like bright pieces of candy, and are just as hard to resist. I say give in to your sweet tooth. The opulence of dripping in […]

Wed 05.29

Vita Fede Fall 2013 Collection: Spikes and Sparkles

For Fall 2013, Cynthia Sakai doubled down on crystals. And looking at the results, I can safely say her bet paid off. We get the same immaculate Italian quality and designs we love with enhanced features – more spikes and sparkles, from the sides of the crystal-emblazoned Titan cuff to the shimmering hinge on the […]

Mon 05.27

Givenchy Silver Crystal Shark Earring: A Magnet for Pain

A crystal-encrusted talon is pretty badass, but you also have to be a serious badass to endure the pain this Givenchy causes. The sharp little Shark did his worst – my ear felt crushed between the magnetic pieces. After just 30 short minutes, I had a hot flash headache and couldn’t even see what was […]

Fri 05.17

Top 5 Uncommon Collars: Quick Change Artists

Have some old outfits that need refreshing? The quickest way to bring them back to life is with an eye-catching collar. This coral-shaped design from Kara Ross (on Kara Ross for $315) was crafted out of slick black resin and wrapped it in gold-plating and crystals. Toss it over a your favorite white t-shirt, slip […]

Mon 05.06

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Gold Rush

Mom is always sitting on the sidelines cheering us on. It’s high time we let her shine, and what better way than in the season’s must-have gold jewels?? I always have my Vita Fede close at hand (or more likely, on hand!). Right now my favorite of piece is Cubo Eclipse Bracelet (on Vita Fede […]

Wed 05.01

Tiffany & Co. Savoy Headpiece: The Great Gatsby

When a jewel has been designed for the film version of The Great Gatsby, you know it’s going to be as over-the-top opulent as the titular character himself. Costume designer Catherine Martin collaborated with Tiffany’s to create the headpiece for Carey Mulligan’s character, the charming Daisy Buchanan. In the novel Gatsby says Daisy’s voice is […]