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!
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 … Continue reading Best Punk Jewels: Ready to Rock
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 … Continue reading Long Earrings: Swing Low, Sweet Chariots
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 … Continue reading Frosted Jewels: Springtime Thaw
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
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 … Continue reading Dana Lorenz x Plukka: Spikes, Studs, and Striations
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 … Continue reading Alexis Bittar Siyabona Panther Ring: Feline Fascination
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 … Continue reading Best Rhodium Jewels: Rhodium Roundup
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 … Continue reading Yours by Loren on HSN Today!