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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!

Thu 06.13

Dauphines of New York Birthday Headbands: Party Favors

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 … Continue reading Dauphines of New York Birthday Headbands: Party Favors

Mon 06.10

Mise en Dior Earrings: Twice as Nice

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 … Continue reading Mise en Dior Earrings: Twice as Nice

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 … Continue reading Tiffany & Co. Savoy Headpiece: The Great Gatsby

Thu 03.28

Not Your Grandmother’s Pearls

Wearing pearls in the summer is as natural as the sun shining in the sky. But these aren’t your grandmother’s pearls. Say goodbye to her simple strand because the precious by-product of my favorite appetizer on a half shell has given new life and a dash of edge with these alternative designs. Tell all of … Continue reading Not Your Grandmother’s Pearls

Thu 03.21

Enchanted Atelier Angelique Headpiece: Love is in the Hair

There’s something about a goddess-style headpiece that just gives a girl an aura of calmness and authority. It’s a little formal but also a little boho, and just plain feminine. Enchanted Atelier’s Angelique checks all of these boxes as the perfect spring statement piece. Three pearl and crystal-accented chains connect floral clips at the sides … Continue reading Enchanted Atelier Angelique Headpiece: Love is in the Hair

Fri 03.15

Finger Bracelets: Put a Ring on It

There’s something about spring that brings out the boho in everyone. It’s a fresh new start, the sun is shining, and you just feel free. Now is the best time of year to try out a new style, and the one I’m eyeing is the finger bracelet. It seems like they’re everywhere and mostly at … Continue reading Finger Bracelets: Put a Ring on It

Mon 03.04

Vannesa Tosoni Pearl Necklaces: Revenge is Best Served in Pearls

Revenge is my favorite show on TV right now, and Victoria Grayson is without a doubt the best love to hate villain. She’s the ultimate Snob  so of course I was thrilled to see her wear my dear friend Vannesa Tosoni’s pearl necklaces on the January 6th episode. Since the first lady of Grayson manor … Continue reading Vannesa Tosoni Pearl Necklaces: Revenge is Best Served in Pearls

Wed 01.16

Branch Jewelry: At One with Nature

Nature has always been a source of inspiration for fashion. The more sophisticated a woman’s taste in jewels, the more she brings it back to the basics and tones it down. Even when a tree’s branches are bare of leaves, their form and twisted shape fascinate us. So I’ve selected the best branch jewels, but … Continue reading Branch Jewelry: At One with Nature