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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!

Fri 05.03

Best Punk Jewels: Ready to Rock

The Punk Shop section of Moda Operandi is my new obsession. I’m dying to see the MET’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition (running from May 9th – August 14th) – these jewels will have to get me through until then. I would never get a tattoo like the VBH Black Diamond Tattoo Band ($8,250), but […]

Tue 04.16

Long Earrings: Swing Low, Sweet Chariots

We’re letting it all hang low this summer. Earrings, that is (everything else has to be up, so stop flaking out on spin class – okay, I’m just talking to myself now)! With a maxi dress and simple flats, these casual drops are just the things. I don’t mean ornate chandeliers. Long earrings are fun […]

Wed 03.27

Frosted Jewels: Springtime Thaw

It’s starting to seem like winter will never go away. Poor Punxsutawney Phil has been in some hot water lately over his false prediction, but I say let’s just make the best of it! In honor of the chilly temps, I’m ready to load up on some frosted jewels. An icy spring calls for equally […]

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 […]

Wed 03.13

Dana Lorenz x Plukka: Spikes, Studs, and Striations

My friend and jeweler extraordinaire Dana Lorenz has teamed up with Plukka to release a five-piece limited edition collection worthy of a rock goddess. I’ve always loved Dana’s statement-making fashion jewels, but now using diamonds, biker chains, studs, and spikes, her pieces have never looked more luxe. Made to order collection available at Plukka. Sapphire […]

Thu 01.24

Alexis Bittar Siyabona Panther Ring: Feline Fascination

Not the typical black panther you imagine stalking around the forest, but this Alexis Bittar ring is just as rare. Curled up on the textured gold band like the king of the jewelry jungle, this crystalline cat guards his precious quartz, wrapping his long tail snuggly around the stone. Decked out in pave Swarovskis, he’s […]

Thu 12.27

Best Rhodium Jewels: Rhodium Roundup

Even though it was only discovered 200 years ago, rhodium has a dark, romantic look to it that calls back to centuries ago. It’s not a fact that you hear thrown around a lot, but this metal is the most expensive in the world (chemically, it’s a platinum metal). It’s also one of the most […]

Wed 05.02

Yours by Loren on HSN Today!

Just in time for Mother’s Day shopping, Loren Ridinger’s perfectly priced little sister line, Yours by Loren, is going live on HSN. I love the timeless, sparkly glamour of Loren’s pieces and now there’s no reason not to pick up a goody for your mom…or yourself, heck– jewelry makes the best gift for anyone! (My […]