You don’t need to be a classically trained fine artist with a Master’s degree in Contemporary Art to design jewelry, but one look at Aurora Diaz Bailey’s creations and there’s no denying her background certainly helps!
Are you ready for the Met Ball? Miriam Haskell is! The costume jewelry brand has crafted a collection inspired by this year’s theme – designer Charles James, or as Cristobal Balenciaga once called him, “the world’s best and only dressmaker” (What a shift from punk to elegant ball gowns!).
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.
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!
Dauphines of New York always puts out gorgeous, well-priced hair accessories, but when they add the element of personalization, the appeal is even greater. Believe it or not, birthstones have been around since the first century! Mine is good old amethyst, which is faceted beautifully onto the February headband. For a boho look, wear yours […]
According to Dior’s creative director of costume jewelry Camille Miceli, “Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the most striking.” That’s really not giving herself enough credit, though. Camille took a simple idea – the classic pearl stud – and made it into something much more. No one’s questioning the timelessness of pearl earrings, but every […]
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 […]