Now that spring has finally arrived and we can enjoy some real life blooms, my son has been in our garden picking them for me everyday (how can I bring myself to tell his beaming little face that they’re planted there for a reason?)! And while nothing beats those flowers, they have inspired me to make even more room for florals in my closet…
I’ve giving huge props to Lupita Nyong’o this morning (and pretty much every other morning, but this one in particular!). Last night she was the coolest chick at the MTV Movie Awards, proving the actress knows how to dress for a fun event like this just as well as she dressed for the Oscars.
As someone who can’t wear earrings (even platinum studs irritate me), I’m completely on board for the ear cuff trend. Sure, you could say it’s my only option, but really, there’s no compromise involved. If anything, the cool factor goes way up when a piece encompasses the entire ear, rather than just the lobe.
Perfection is not only overrated, it’s boring, which is why I gravitate towards unique pieces like Federica Rettore’s double baroque (a.k.a. non-spherical) pearl diamond ring. In fact, unique is not the right word – this is one-of-a-kind. The Italian jeweler uses rare gems like Paraiba tourmaline to create her masterpieces, and I love this deep sea beauty best of all.
Last week I shared what I want for the holidays (fingers crossed the hubby was reading!). This week my focus is on what to give. Christmas is just six days away, but don’t panic. I’ve rounded up jewels for every woman on your list from the wife to the Mom Snob to the bestie and sisters, all at different price points.
The older I get, the pickier I am about my jewelry. Sure there are some pieces too beautiful to pass up, but I would take a jewel with sentimental meaning over that any day! My grandmother gave me a few heirlooms when I graduated from high school, and though I didn’t fully appreciate them at the time, they’re now some of my most prized pieces.
Words cannot describe how proud I am of my dear friend Cindy Chao. In a very short time, she has taken the jewelry world by storm. And redefined the very definition of fine jewelry. As a supremely gifted sculptress, she has elevated jewel art to the next level, raising the bar with her fantastical creations.