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!
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?
Tassels have a long and versatile history. Think about it – the same accessory that hangs from your mortarboard at graduation is worn on stage by burlesque performers. Somewhat ironically, the first mention of the tassel came in the Bible when God claimed that wearing one would help you remember the 10 Commandments.
I’d like to make a toast – to the champagne-fueled fashion streak designers have been on lately. Yesterday’s Charlotte Olympia x Veuve Clicquot collab had me craving bubbly and cupcakes, and now Stephen Webster (rock royalty’s favorite jeweler) has given us even more reason to celebrate!
…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…
NYC artist Eva Zuckerman (Fehren is her middle name) makes fine jewelry, but she doesn’t rely on the high-quality gems and metals to impress you (although those are pretty breathtaking!). These pieces are all about delicate, yet impactful design. After earning a degree in fine art from Cooper Union and working with Snob favorite Monique Péan, Eva started her own line in 2011 and quickly won rave reviews with the X Collection.
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 […]
Saint Laurent nails minimalist chic yet again with this crazy good reissue from their archives. The geometric design hangs from a snake chain that centers around a piece of black onyx. This gemstone is thought to protect against negativity and build up your confidence (wearing it on a stunning necklace certainly can’t hurt your confidence […]