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Thu 11.14
Vita Fede Double Earrings

Vita Fede Double Earrings: Two is Better than One

The design of most earrings focuses solely on the way they appear on the front of your lobes. This is a little lazy, no? If your hair is up, then the back is almost as visible as the front, a fact that Vita Fede’s Cynthia Sakai acknowledges and designs with in mind!

Wed 06.19

Trend Alert: Mid Finger Rings

I’ve been enamored with mini rings lately, so the mid finger ring trend just feels like the next step. Since the jewels sit higher up on your digits, they’re smaller, giving you the perfect excuse to pile them on one after the other. Elise Dray’s diamond and white gold ring (on Luisa via Roma for […]

Tue 06.18

Warrior Princess Jewels: The Good Fight

While summer jewelry is light and airy, fall brings heavy, mixed metals the likes of which you’d see decorating only the greatest of warriors. What better to forge a fighter princess cuff in than gunmetal? The fearsome Halaby Daniel bracelet (on Luisa via Roma for $535) can wield serious authority on the fashion front. Maybe […]

Thu 05.23

Delfina Dellettrez Skeleton Bracelet: A Helping Hand

Is it Halloween already? It’s no secret that Delfina Dellettrez has an unusually gothic sense of style (she draws inspiration from famed 16th century anatomist Andreas van Vessel), but this is just creepy. The Terminator exoskeleton look is not for everyone. While I think we can all agree that bony hands aren’t sexy, you’re sure […]

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 […]

Tue 03.12

Crucifix and Rosary-Inspired Necklaces: Cross Your Heart

Okay, I’m not Catholic – far from it – but I’m especially fascinated with the conclave going on. Between that real-life drama and my obsession with silver screen’s The Borgias, it seems like a list of crucifix and rosary-inspired necklaces was almost pre-ordained. So here are the pieces that the clergy from back in the […]

Wed 03.06

Countdown Jewels: Four, Three, Two, One-Finger Rings

It’s interesting – if you were to wear four rings on one hand, it would probably look like overkill. But Maison Martin Margiela’s rose-tone four-finger ring (on NET-A-PORTER for $420)? Perfectly chic. The bar extends over your hand with such a clean and polished design that it actually seems understated (and with only one actual […]

Tue 11.27

Best Brass Jewels: Breast-Plated

There’s a sense of old world glam with large brass jewels. They’re the kind of pieces that graced the necks and arms of Ancient Egyptian royalty who sought to show off their wealth and power. Reminiscent of armor (just not as backbreakingly heavy!) like the kind Joan of Arc would have worn, these statement cuffs […]

Wed 11.07

The Woods Fine Jewels: Forest Goddesses

The Woods sisters have been my favorite jewel designers for years, so when they came to town for a trunk show, needless to say, I was there with my credit card in hand! I was pleased to see that their commitment to natural materials remains strong with the line’s old mine cut diamonds juxtaposed against […]