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Fri 09.06
Bibi van der Velden Spring 2014

Bibi van der Velden Spring 2014: Wearable Works of Art

When you think of statement jewelry, some of the first things that come to mind are large pieces, bright color combos, and unusual shapes. Bibi van der Velden knows that it’s what jewels are made of that sends the true statement, though. The NYC born, London and Netherlands bred designer crafts her pieces with rare materials like Chinese jade, Italian coral, and oh yeah – 40,000-year-old Mammoth tooth dug up from the Siberian tundra!

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?

Thu 07.11
Ana Khouri Rose Gold Diamond Hand Cuff

Ana Khouri Rose Gold Diamond Hand Cuff: Wrap and Roll

Not the kind of hand cuff you’d expect – far better! Ana Khouri’s creation wraps gently around your hand like a sophisticated snake (it’s handmade from 18k rose gold and 1.5 carats of diamonds!). This is for the Jewel Snob who has everything because frankly, it’s pricey. Considering a hand cuff is such a novelty, I’m not sure it’s worth the investment…

Thu 06.27
Carolina Bucci Woven Gold Cuffs

Carolina Bucci Woven Gold Cuffs: Weave It to Me

It’s always nice to find pieces that are both unique and wearable like Carolina Bucci’s woven gold cuffs. They’re great for summer when you want to make a big statement with minimal effort. Weaving delicate precious metal pieces together requires a level of craftsmanship that makes this investment worthwhile.

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 … Continue reading Crystals Clusters: More is Never Enough

Tue 06.18

Warrior Princess Jewels: The Good Fight

While summer jewelry is light and airy, fall brings heavy, mixed metals the likes of which you’d see decorating only the greatest of warriors. What better to forge a fighter princess cuff in than gunmetal? The fearsome Halaby Daniel bracelet (on Luisa via Roma for $535) can wield serious authority on the fashion front. Maybe … Continue reading Warrior Princess Jewels: The Good Fight

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 … Continue reading Vita Fede Fall 2013 Collection: Spikes and Sparkles

Tue 05.21
Wonder Woman Cuffs

Wonder Woman Cuffs: Superhero-Sized

The season of superhero blockbusters is in full swing, but the best of all is missing from the pack – Wonder Woman. I’m truly obsessed with her (my sister and Tina even had me dress as WW for my bachelorette party in Vegas!!), so in honor my missing in action heroine, I’m arming my summer … Continue reading Wonder Woman Cuffs: Superhero-Sized